Alamo Crane hauls transformers

01 October 2019

Alamo Crane Service beefed up its trailer fleet to haul transformers for the City of San Antonio.

Alamo Crane Services performs lifting work throughout Central Texas and the Hill Country. But the company also completes heavy haul work in the region. Alamo operates a fleet of 75 trailers, including a new 120-ton capacity Cozad Triple 16 built to their specifications. Alamo’s fleet also includes an 80-ton Cozad self-steer and five 50-ton detachable neck trailers. The company recently added 15 Dorsey floats to its inventory.

“Alamo uses these trailers for moving our own crane parts and pieces, but we also deliver HVAC units, building parts, power plant turbines, excavating equipment and other over-size and overweight loads including transformers and transformer parts for local utility companies,” said Marvin Ohlenbusch, chief operating officer of Alamo Crane Services.

100th transformer

A recent project was the pick up, haul and delivery of the 100th transformer sold to San Antonio City Public Service by SGB of Germany, which is represented by Electrical Technologies of Colorado. Using its new Cozad Triple 16, Alamo loaded out the transformer from the Port of Galveston. The transformer weighed 90.2 tons and measured 11 feet 4 inches wide, 25 feet 2 inches long and 13 feet 6 inches tall. The length of the transport was 180 feet 7 inches.

Once in San Antonio, Alamo used its Liebherr 500-ton LTM 1400-7.1 all-terrain crane to lift the transformer off the trailer and onto its pad at the power facility.

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