Jul 9, 2015  CEE

Tight squeeze at tunnel in USA by Crane Rental Corporation

Maxim Crane Works, L.P. and Cargo Equipment Experts CEE member in the USA, Crane Rental Corporation, have gone to work immediately, teaming up for a heavy haul project in the northeast United States. Maxim’s 100-ton capacity Link-Belt HTC86100 hydraulic truck crane assembled Crane Rental’s 700-ton capacity gantries multiple times to provide turnkey transport for an over-dimensional load.

The bullet tank was 13 feet wide, 11.5 feet high, almost 90 feet long, and weighed nearly 300,000 pounds. Crane Rental loaded the vessel with 700-ton capacity gantries onto 15 lines of Goldhofer modular trailers inside the building where it had been hydro tested and heat treated. Next the team transported the load out of the building, down the road and through a tunnel with only 1.5 inches of clearance. Maxim’s 100-ton capacity crane re-assembled the gantries to load the vessel from the modular trailers to a railroad car.

Once the railroad transported the vessel with two idler cars, Maxim assembled the gantries again for Crane Rental’s team to lift the vessel from the rail car and load it onto the 15-line modular trailer for transport to the site. Finally, the Maxim crane assembled the gantries a fourth time to offload the vessel at its destination.

“This is the type of turnkey service we will continue to provide nationwide as a team at Maxim,” President of the Southeast Region Alan Ashlock said. Frank Bardonaro, President of Sales and Business Development added, “The CRC expertise in heavy haul and rigging services will allow the Maxim team to continue to provide a one-stop shop for our customers throughout the nation. We are looking forward to expanding the heavy haul fleet of equipment to ensure our customers have what they need anywhere in the USA.”

Crane Rental Corporation offers heavy hauling, rigging, and crane services nationwide and specializes in turnkey projects providing both equipment and experienced, certified labor. This year their industry-leading safety record has earned nearly a dozen safety awards from industry professional organizations.

Crane Rental was recently acquired by Maxim Crane Works, the largest coast-to-coast provider of comprehensive lifting services in the United States. Maxim has one of the largest, most modern fleets of mobile cranes in the world and provides risk management, safety, and insurance programs that are unparalleled in the industry.


Source:: Cargo Equipment Experts, CEE


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