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Big CAT in Zeebrugge

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Mar 102014
 

Some big CATs have been seen leaving Van der Vlist’s Zeebrugge site, the CAT 777F dump trucks have been stored there for a while, and needed to be shipped across to Port Hueneme in California, USA for Caterpillar Used Equipment Services International (CUESI).

131As an approved Caterpillar centre, Van der Vlist’s Belgian site is used to storing these types of machines, and maintaining them over time before delivering them across Europe, and worldwide. The 777F dump truck is a particularly big machine, with dimensions of 10m long x 6.1m wide x 5.1m high, and a weight of 73 000 kg. Continue reading “Big CAT in Zeebrugge” »

NICOLAS MDED and NICOLAS side girder deck with a more than five-fold ratio payload and tare weight!

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Mar 052014
 

NICOLAS MDED and NICOLAS side girder deck with a more than five-fold ratio between the payload and tare weight comfortably master the endurance test on a difficult route across the Apennines 

Champs/Yonne, March 2014

The Marcianise-Rosara route which crosses the Italian Apennine mountain range is a challenge in itself: featuring 350 km of steep gradients, tight corners and difficult road conditions. Aliani Project S.r.l., a long-standing customer of the TII Group, transported a transformer along this route on behalf of the GETRA company and which was to be used at the TERNA power plant in Rosara. Aliani therefore decided to use a vehicle combination that consisted of a NICOLAS MDED platform trailer and NICOLAS side girder deck (width and height-adjustable) with a 230 tonne loading capacity and 41 tonne tare weight – altogether this corresponds to a factor of 5.6 (tare weight/payload ratio).

The dimensions of the transformer were a very compact 10.5 x 3.9 x 4.5 metres – a concentrated load which the NICOLAS MDED easily took in its stride. The excellent payload/tare weight ratio kept the weight of the total combination as low as possible – clearly a decisive advantage when negotiating steep inclines. In addition, the NICOLAS MDED has an extremely low platform height of 755 mm.

Bridge? No problem, with its low platform height of 755 mm, the NICOLAS MDED ensures a low overall height during transport.

Bridge? No problem, with its low platform height of 755 mm, the NICOLAS MDED ensures a low overall height during transport.

34-tonne axle load, a steering angle of up to 55° and a broad range of accessories for a wide variety of applications turn the NICOLAS MDED into a versatile and efficient vehicle that is being successfully used around the world. Continue reading “NICOLAS MDED and NICOLAS side girder deck with a more than five-fold ratio payload and tare weight!” »

Mammoet opens in Cairo

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Mar 052014
 

Heavy and lift transport company Mammoet has opened a new location in Cairo, Egypt and established a company- Mammoet Egypt, which will be managed by director Khaled Ahmed.

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Lifting a 150 tonne Water tank for Carbon Holding

March 5, 2014 

The Cairo branch is Mammoet’s second new office in the past 12 months and follows the opening of a branch in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku. Both new locations will support project operations. The company says that it is also relocating more people to its branch in Algeria, to meet growing demand
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Western Mechanical – HEVI Vessel move in Hamilton Ontario on Goldhofer SPT transporters

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Mar 022014
 

Western Mechanical was contracted to Hooper Welding in Hamilton, Ontario to offload and move into their sandblasting tent, two vessels measuring 155′-6″ long and 10′-0″ diameter, weighing 400,000 lbs.

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Western Mechanical – HEVI Vessel move in Hamilton Ontario

Published on 30 may 2012

Western, with the help of Rail Tran Services, moved the vessels in under our 400T Hydraulic Gantry, picked the vessels off of the rail cars which delivered them and then placed them onto our Goldhofer PST/SL-E (45) hydraulic trailers.

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Goldhofer’s Girder Bridge “Faktor 5” goes to South America

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Feb 282014
 

The new high girder bridge from Goldhofer, with its pioneering payload-to-deadweight ratio of 5:1, is now on the road in South America.

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The vehicle, which is used to transport heavy lift shipments, is operated by Goldhofer’s customer Transportes Pesados Itajaí (Transpi), headquartered in the city of Blumenau in Santa Catarina State (Brazil).

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ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 layout

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Feb 282014
 

ConExpo 2014 will cover some 214,000 m2 and will be home to 2,400 exhibitors for its five-day duration. To help visitors find their way around to suppliers of similar products and services, companies in the same industry sub-sectors are grouped together. This colour-coded plan of the exhibition shows the major exhibition areas:

ConExpo2014Gold – Outdoor Gold Lot: Earthmoving equipment, cranes and other aerial equipment, and attachments.

Red – Indoor exhibition halls. The LVH Hotel Center, North Hall and Central Hall to the left and centre of the map are used mainly for earthmoving equipment, cranes and other aerial equipment, and attachments. These halls also include some drilling, crushing and screening machinery, road building equipment and components.   Continue reading “ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 layout” »

Transport of Boilers from Netherlands to France by van de Vlist

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Feb 262014
 

Van der Vlist have recently completed a project to warm the lives of a whole community.

Modulair transport

The task was to transport two wood burning boilers and one gas boiler from Venlo in Limburg, Netherlands to Besançon in Eastern France.

The three boilers, the largest of which measures 10,5 metres long, 4,07 metres wide and 4,38 metres high, and weighs in at 60 500 KG. To accommodate these boilers, Van der Vlist had to use their modular trailers. The wood based boilers required 6 axle vessel bridge trailers, and an 8 axle vessel bridge trailer was used to move the gas boiler. Continue reading “Transport of Boilers from Netherlands to France by van de Vlist” »

Rail Bridge replacement in 4 minutes!! (time lapse video)

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Feb 242014
 

Time Lapse – Rail Bridge Replacement, Cow Lane, Reading, UK

Time Lapse – Rail Bridge Replacement, Cow Lane, Reading

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SARENS in a unique and innovative Bridge Installation in Bahrain

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Feb 212014
 

Bahrain US Navy Flyover Bridge – A Pre-fabricated steel Tied Arch Bridge installed overnight !

Click on the picture to start the video

Click on the picture to start the video

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time lapse Video of the Bridge Movement completed by Contrack Nass J.V. (main contractor)

 

 

World record: 62-metre rotor blade on a SCHEUERLE rotor blade adapter

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Feb 112014
 

As far as the eye can see: when standing in front of the SCHEUERLE InterCombi SP with the clamped rotor blade of a Vestas V126 wind turbine, it seems to drill directly into the sky.

From unwieldy to manageable: with the help of the rotor blade adapter, the position of the rotor blade can be adjusted without any loss of time during transportation. Thus, rotor blades can be raised to an angle of 70° which means obstacles such as trees or buildings can be even more easily avoided.

From unwieldy to manageable: with the help of the rotor blade adapter, the position of the rotor blade can be adjusted without any loss of time during transportation. Thus, rotor blades can be raised to an angle of 70° which means obstacles such as trees or buildings can be even more easily avoided.

Pfedelbach, February 2014

SCHEUERLE customer, Wiesbauer, easily managed to complete a series of tests at the Vestas production facility in Lem, Denmark thanks to the SCHEUERLE rotor blade adapter of the second generation. With a length of 62 metres and weighing 13.4 tonnes, the test resulted in a new world record for a clamped wind turbine blade on a rotor blade adapter of this type.

Transporting rotor blades to wind power stations very often present haulage companies with a challenging task. Especially on the “last mile”, the transport is often more difficult especially when tight corners or obstacles need to be overcome.

The SCHEUERLE rotor blade adapter can be mounted and driven on pulled  platform trailer combinations as well as self-propelled modules; secured by the quick-release plate, this results in the flexible transportation of a wide range of rotor blades from different manufacturers thus ensuring a high level of cost-effectiveness during operations.

The SCHEUERLE rotor blade adapter can be mounted and driven on pulled platform trailer combinations as well as self-propelled modules; secured by the quick-release plate, this results in the flexible transportation of a wide range of rotor blades from different manufacturers thus ensuring a high level of cost-effectiveness during operations.

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