Crane Rental Corp carries a load through a tunnel with 1.5 inches of clearance.

Crane Rental Corp carries a load through a tunnel with 1.5 inches of clearance.

Maxim Crane Works and Crane Rental Corporation recently got together for a heavy haul project in the Northeast United States. Maxim’s 100-ton capacity Link-Belt HTC86100 hydraulic truck crane assembled Crane Rental’s 700-ton capacity gantries multiple times to provide turnkey transport for an over-dimensional load.

The bullet tank was 13-feet-wide, 11.5-feet-high, almost 90-feet-long, and weighed nearly 300,000 pounds. Crane Rental loaded the vessel with 700-ton capacity gantries onto 15 lines of Goldhofer modular trailers inside the building where it had been hydro tested and heat treated. Next the team transported the load out of the building, down the road and through a tunnel with only 1.5 inches of clearance. Maxim’s 100-ton capacity crane re-assembled the gantries to load the vessel from the modular trailers to a railroad car.

Once the railroad transported the vessel with two idler cars, Maxim assembled the gantries again for Crane Rental’s team to lift the vessel from the rail car and load it onto the 15-line modular trailer for transport to the site. Finally, the Maxim crane assembled the gantries a fourth time to offload the vessel at its destination.

“This is the type of turnkey service we will continue to provide nationwide as a team at Maxim,” said Alan Ashlock, president of the southeast region. Frank Bardonaro, president of sales and business development added, “The CRC expertise in heavy haul and rigging services will allow the Maxim team to continue to provide a one-stop shop for our customers throughout the nation. We are looking forward to expanding the heavy haul fleet of equipment to ensure our customers have what they need anywhere in the USA.”

Crane Rental was recently acquired by Maxim Crane Works.

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