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New ALE trailers shift 231-tonne transformer


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Transport Engineer  /  December 1, 2016

ALE “widening trailers” used to move a 231-tonne transformer from Stafford to Ellemere Port.

The transformer was transported using 12 axle lines of the new widening trailers, narrowed in, with an AL34 girder frame.

The trailers were launched in May this year and can be narrowed in or widened to 4.3 meters (14.1 feet) while loaded.

The heavyweight cargo was moved in three stages over three days, from Stafford to Congleton, then to Kelsall and, finally, to Ellesmere Port for onward shipment.

Tom Irvine, senior project manager, says that narrowing the trailers and using them under a girder frame showcased their flexibility for different transport applications.

Related reading - http://www.bigmacktrucks.com/topic/37559-ale-introduces-new-prime-mover/#comment-265043.


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