ALE's expanded fleet

06 May 2008

Abnormal Load Engineering's acquisition of the Distribution Services Division from Alstom Power Service UK (see News) will add a range of special heavy transport equipment to form a combined fleet that includes the following listed below.

Ten transporter frame trailers (girder bridges) up to 450 tonne capacity and on up to 32 axles. ALE says this equipment is designed for the latest generation gas turbines, generators, transformers and other heavy power plant equipment. On the frame trailers are special supports to allow cargo to be transported without increasing overall height. Modifications for this, in conjunction with the power plant equipment manufacturer, have been made to the standard design of some of the heavy cargo. This is unique to ALE and is instrumental in the process of obtaining road transport permits.

Also in the fleet now are 30 heavy-duty ballasted trucks, including 8 x 8 configurations, specially designed to transport heavy power plant equipment. And there are more than 900 lines of modular conventional and self-propelled axles. These include specially designed two-row 4.3 m wide axles, spaced 1.9 m longitudinally for increased trailer footprint to reduce loadings when crossing bridges. These axles have been crucial in securing route approval permits for certain projects.

More than 10 heavy lifting systems, including 600 tonne capacity J&R Lift N Lock hydraulic gantries, and strand jack systems for high level single shaft power plant installations are now available.

ALE also has a fleet of heavy lift crawler and pedestal cranes up to 1500 tonnes capacity, including a recently acquired 600 tonne capacity Terex-Demag CC 2800 crawler.

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