Using a Workstation Crane Bridge to Load a Fiberglass Tank
A client in Harrison, Arkansas, is a manufacturer of fiberglass tanks. After working with Corey Austin a few months ago, he became a repeat client, knowing Corey could get the job done right.
Fiberglass tanks are popular for storing corrosive liquids, fuel, and more. It's lightweight and resistant to rust, making it a viable choice for storing various chemicals. However, fiberglass tanks can break easily, so taking extra precautions during transport is imperative.
The company has a fixed workstation crane bridge on site for loading and offloading fiberglass tanks on trailers. Drivers can back the trailer beneath the raised crane. The crane bridge lowers the fiberglass tank, and the team safely secures it.
Lowboy Trailer Transport for an Oversize Fiberglass Tank
This fiberglass tank was 6,284 lbs and loaded empty onto a lowboy trailer. The tank dimensions are 13' L x 13' W x 24'10 H. The height made the tank oversize, which is why Corey chose the lowboy.
Using a lowboy trailer for overheight loads makes the freight more capable of passing under low-clearance bridges and stoplights. Though, sometimes, pilot cars and bucket trucks may still need to lift lines for safe clearance.
The crew secured the fiberglass tank load using ratchet straps on several tie-down points. The driver double and triple-checked that they safely secured the fiberglass tank.
Once satisfied, the driver started the trip from Harrison, Arkansas, to Decatur, Alabama.
Delivering The Oversize Fiberglass Tank to Alabama
It's 417.5 miles from Harrison to Decatur. Corey pre-planned the route to avoid any low-level or over-congested areas along the route. He also pulled the permits necessary for each state, which included Arkansas, Tennessee, and Alabama.
The driver adhered to all federal and state transport safety laws and delivered the oversize fiberglass tank on time.
The client at the delivery point had arranged for a crane to off-lift the fiberglass tank and put it where it needed to be. Both the shipper and recipient were extremely happy with the transport.
Of course, the client had worked with Corey before and knew it would be.