XCMG launches bridge beam carrier
By Alex Dahm17 November 2009
Chinese crane and earthmoving equipment manufacturer XCMG has launched a vehicle for transporting bridge beams.
The 1,000 tonne capacity TY900 was unveiled at October's BICES exhibition in Beijing. It has 16 pairs of wheels on each side and is powered by two 400 kW diesel engines. Assembled it is 43.2 m long but it can be dismantled into three equal size modules for transport. The 6.9 m wide transporter offers a 28 m turning radius and can cope with slopes of up to 5%.
The TY900 has a cab at each end and is controlled by an electro-hydraulic system. Its 64 independently suspended, steered and driven wheels run on large rough terrain tyres. The unit is designed for transporting large pre-fabricated bridge beams and is available with either a 600 tonne or 1,000 tonne carrying capacity.