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Heavy Hauls Follow Tragic Train Wreck Near Tacoma

Blog news and commentary by Tom Berg, Senior Contributing Editor

Siemens diesel-electric locomotive was lifted from southbound lanes of I-5 and placed aboard a huge double-drop transporter. Rescuers spray paainted code letters after they searched the cab. Screen capture from YouTube.com, Puget Sound Rail Productions.

December 28, 2017

Permitted weight of the locomotive move was 585,000 pounds, said the CEO of Oxbo Inc., which hauled away the battered engine.

Tags: Heavy Haul, Dropdeck Trailers, Flatbed Trailers

Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Thursday, December 28, 2017 7:10 PM | » Comments(0)

A Fruehauf Lowboy Carried Palomar Observatory's Mirror

At 20 feet in diameter and weighing 28,000 pounds, the load was big, heavy and priceless.

Massive mirror was placed on a supporting and adjustment structure at the observatory. Photo via Fruehauf Trailer Historical Society

June 17, 2015

What transpired was a meticulously planned two-day journey involving Belyea Truck Co. and Pacific Crane & Rigging, plus support vehicles, California Highway Patrol motorcycle escorts, and cars bearing press reporters and photographers.

Tags: Heavy Haul, History, Trailers

Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Wednesday, June 17, 2015 6:00 AM | » Comments(0)

75-Ton 9-Axle Lowboy Hauls More, Saves Money for Equipment Dealer

Moving large, heavy machines in one piece avoids the time and work otherwise spent in teardown and reassembly, saving big money.

Trailer includes a 3-axle "jeep" dolly, 3-axle lowboy and 3 flip-down axles. Axles can be removed for lighter-weight loads.

September 5, 2014

Bill Miller Equipment needed a trailer of higher capacity, with axle configurations and versatility to haul it through numerous states. Talbert built one. Tom Berg has the story in his "Trailer Talk" blog.

Tags: Talbert Trailers, Trailers, Heavy Haul

Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Friday, September 5, 2014 2:00 PM | » Comments(1)

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