Crane Rental moves 231 tonne load

By Laura Hatton23 May 2014

The cargo weighed 231.3 tonnes per load and measured 39 metres long and 5 m high

The cargo weighed 231.3 tonnes per load and measured 39 metres long and 5 m high

Crane Rental Corporation has moved components for a natural gas plant in 30 miles (49 km) to a site in northwest United States.

The cargo included a tower that will be used to refine ethane. The cargo weighed 231.3 tonnes per load and was 39 metres long and 5 m high.

The towers were transported on Goldhofer multi-axle trailers from a rail spur to the natural gas plant. It took less than three days for the cargo to reach the site, travelling at a speed of 5 mph (8 km/h).

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