Saturday, October 26, 2013

Big load through town

Pulling an oversize load through downtown Halifax on a Saturday morning is an interesting exercise.
In today's case it was a classic Kenworth, with dolly and Fontaine four axle trailer, carrying a  Tadano TR650 XL. Starting from the Fairview Cove marshalling lot, the rig wound its way along streets wide and narrow, through a half dozen traffic lights and countless crosswalks, not to mention at least one very tight turn, before it reached the south end port area, without incident.
The bad news came when it reached the Halterm container terminal where it was refused entry - possibly until Monday morning.How the rig was turned around I don't know, but it somehow managed to find a peaceful parking spot until the gates open for business.
1. Ready to roll from Fairview with a 10'-10 1/2" wide load.

2. The TR650XL-3 is a 65 tonne capacity rough terrain crane. Although carrying the Sterling name, it also carries an auction lot number 277 on the windshield. Sterling lists 21 of these rigs as surplus, all but one in western Canada. One was sold last month at a Toronto auction by Ritchie Bros, probably the Sarnia unit, which was built in 2000. It has a crane outreach from 36' to 114'.

3. Lead escort persuades oncoming traffic to clear the track .

4. Tail escort van keeps a clear distance.

5. Parked.

6. BRK Specialized hails from Listowel, ON - where all is well.


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