Mega size move from Allstone

By Laura Hatton20 August 2013

Preparations have been completed and the structure is ready to roll

Preparations have been completed and the structure is ready to roll

Self propelled modular transporter (SPMT) from Tianjie Heavy Industries (parent company of Shanghai Fulangjie Import & Export) is being used to transport material for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge.

In total 60 axle lines of TJ-S2.43 SPMT was used to roll on a mega steel structure onto a barge. Heavy transport company Allstone, China, handled the Tianjie SPMT transport operation, a company spokesperson said.

The mega steel structure has a dead weight of 1,750 tonnes and is shaped in a figure 8. It is 90 metres long, 43 m wide and 8.7 m high. Complete with cargo and load spreading beams the transport weighed 2,045 tonnes.

The 60 lines of SPMT were split into 10 individual units, with 34.1 tonnes of gross load on each axle line. The capacity of each axle line is 40 tonnes.

Around 180 lines of TJ-S2.43 SPMT will be at work on the project until the end of 2013.

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