Transformer Dimensions: 9′ wide x 22′ long x 16.6′ tall ( 125,000 lbs )
When we agreed to work on this project we knew that the transformer was too tall to move over the road, so HP Trailers (with the help of Sterett Crane & Rigging) loaded out from the existing substation with a 500 Ton Mobile Crane onto our 6 Lines Goldhofer and moved to closest rail spur. After we reached that rail spur we loaded on to Rail Car secured the transformer. The transformer then moved by rail about 130 miles to where Sterett Crane & Rigging offloaded with Jack & Slide System at the rail spur location back onto our 6 Lines Goldhofer. We then moved up the transformer to new substation where it was then offloaded there on to pad and the project was complete.
Overall, this was a complicated move, but with correct and timely planning, our team at HP Trailers was able to tackle the job. If you have any questions about moving heavy equipment across your town or across the country, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.
We loaded our Scheuerle Dual Lane Trailer with a 90 ton transformer for Big Rivers Electric, and we used a Liebherr 500 ton HTC to lift the transformer on to the trailer. The load was moved from Irvington, Kentucky to Providence, Kentucky. This was a large project but we were able to handle it by partnering with Sterett Crane & Rigging for the lifting portion. If you have any questions about a moving or lifting project please contact us today.
Last week we were happy to lend one of our many platform trailers to Buckner Industrial Rigging. The project consisted of hauling two 200,000 lb transformers in Elizabeth City, North Carolina or the Wind Farm project. It was a big job, but the HP Trailers platform trailer handled it with ease. If you need a platform trailer for any project, large or small, call us today!
Last week we had the pleasure of heading out to Logan Aluminum in Russellville, Kentucky to help them lift and move an overhead can in their facility. Moving equipment of this size can be challenging which is why you should always rely on professionals such as HP Trailers. If you have a heavy equipment transport need please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
Hydraulic Platform Trailers used our Scheuerle Highway Giant 8-line configuration to move a machine armature for Logan Aluminum. The piece was 26’ x 13’4” x 12’6” and weighed 215,000lbs. Our Dual Lane Trailer was selected based on the requirement by the state DOT departments for proper axle loading related to the overall weight of the Armature being moved and the trailer.
This trailer was the best fit for the job because of the trailer’s combination of width and axle spacing allowed as well as ability to support the armature on multiple loading points. We were also able to keep the overall length of the trailer shorter for increased maneuverability.
Also, the customer needed to be able to slide the armature to the rear of the trailer. This had to be done to allow the armature to be picked and placed in the machine cradle.
The Dual Lane trailer’s flexible width configuration (16’/18’/20’) and 60 degree steering and increased allowable axle weight allowed for a more direct route which was an asset on this move. The ability to raise and lower the trailer to accommodate for low overhead clearance.
The overall scope of the project was to move the customer’s machine armature 120 miles from their plant location to the repair facility and pick up the replacement armature. HPT then delivered the replacement armature back to the plant and set in place within a two-day period. Included in this timeline was removal, loading, transport, resetting the load and moving into plant for setting in place. HPT provided integrated services including transport, escort, loading, unloading and general moving and rigging consultation.