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Offline Just Dallas

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Looks Like We may have some Excitement Soon!
« on: January 26, 2010, 06:50:04 PM »
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Re: Looks Like We may have some Excitement Soon!
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2010, 07:36:31 PM »
Wonder how many tires it takes to move 2 million pounds of steel, plus the weight of the equipment? WOW!

Neat video!
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Re: Looks Like We may have some Excitement Soon!
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2010, 07:47:10 PM »
As soon as I get a good conection, I will watch the video.

Man, Dallas, that thing is huge! I have never seen something that big being transported! I wonder what they pull it with? Are they pushing too?

Thanks for posting that.

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Re: Looks Like We may have some Excitement Soon!
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2010, 04:03:25 AM »
Dallas can you get a photo of the truck with the owners name I am curious to see if that is one Davenports rigs , over a million pounds that takes some rubber on the ground and a lot of steel.
I know he has the equipment to do it, they were moving a vessel in La that was a million pounds

thats ok Dallas I see it is Mommoet from Rosharon the old Westhimer Co the cranes are going to be a sight to see lifting that load

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Re: Looks Like We may have some Excitement Soon!
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2010, 05:02:17 AM »
looks like 8 tires per axle
18 axles in front
18 axles in rear
= 288 tires
& that's just the trailer!


& I thought moving a derelict relic of a bus was expen$ive  :o
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Re: Looks Like We may have some Excitement Soon!
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2010, 05:15:17 AM »

& I thought moving a derelict relic of a bus was expen$ive  :o

Kyle's drooling over that trailer.  He's envisioning ALL his buses on it at one time!  ::)
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Re: Looks Like We may have some Excitement Soon!
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2010, 05:21:46 AM »
I was reading the comments at the KBTX website.  What a bunch of whiners.  They are all complaining about roads being closed to move this thing.

There are many of them who don't understand that the weight on each wheel is the same or less than a standard semi.  A bunch of folks are also complaining that all the roads will be destroyed by the weight.  They don't understand that the route has been surveyed and triple checked for any issues.  The moving company isn't leaving anything to chance.
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Re: Looks Like We may have some Excitement Soon!
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2010, 05:25:29 AM »
Not sure where that generator was made.....they use to assemble them on site........there went a ton of manhours!  I watch huge sections of duct work for power plants being moved up the river, they assemble some of them in LA and others even further south.........out of the country!  I'm sure we could use the jobs!
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Re: Looks Like We may have some Excitement Soon!
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2010, 05:32:19 AM »
Belfert, in the State of Texas for that size load the State will send their own engineer out to mark the route for the haul and you better not change it.
I was surprised they routed it on the FM roads (farm to market)

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Re: Looks Like We may have some Excitement Soon!
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2010, 05:38:25 AM »
We had the same thing here just last month.  Had to haul it from a ship in Savannah, GA to Cliffside, NC. It took them 2 months to come the 2 lane highways and could only travel at night since it was so wide they had to close the road. They had a crew going ahead of them to build a metal parking spot on the side of the road at each stop so it would not sink in the ground. This was just the stator or windings part of the generator and the reason it could not be built on site. It was mated with the rest of the generator on site. Trying to remember from the pictures but it had at least one pull truck and one pusher, maybe more. I was told the extra trucks where as more for slowing it down as for getting it rolling.
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Re: Looks Like We may have some Excitement Soon!
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2010, 05:39:13 AM »
Sorry double post.   Stupid computer.......or operator!   ???

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Re: Looks Like We may have some Excitement Soon!
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2010, 05:52:13 AM »
We saw a similar rig last fall along side a 2 lane state highway in SC. It was parked for the day on the steel mats, waiting for night to continue its journey.  Unfortunately, it was raining and I did not have our camera with us.  Jack
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Re: Looks Like We may have some Excitement Soon!
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2010, 06:00:57 AM »
Fwiw, that is a Martin,Merry and Reid generator built in Baton Rouge La I installed a few but none that BIG


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Re: Looks Like We may have some Excitement Soon!
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2010, 06:20:19 AM »
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Re: Looks Like We may have some Excitement Soon!
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2010, 06:22:08 AM »
Belfert, in the State of Texas for that size load the State will send their own engineer out to mark the route for the haul and you better not change it.
I was surprised they routed it on the FM roads (farm to market)

I would still bet the moving company sent their own guys out to survey the route and check for any potential problems.  The moving company probably wouldn't get any more business if they screw up something this big.

The infoormation I saw on the KBTX website is that the generator was made in Japan.
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