Power Generation: Generator and Turbine Haul

Barnhart was contracted to receive one generator and one turbine from rail, haul the loads 8.5 miles to the job site and then set them on the foundation. In addition, Barnhart was asked to install three transformers that the company had already hauled and stored on site in early 2007.

The major challenge of this project was the crossing of a low limit bridge. To spread the weight of the load, the engineering plan required Barnhart to haul the generator and turbine across the bridge on a double-wide 14-line Goldhofer electronic steer platform trailer (PSTe) for maximum distribution of the load. However, the rest of the route was not wide enough to allow the use of a double-wide configuration.

The solution was to execute the road haul on a single-wide Goldhofer.Then, just before the single-wide reached the bridge, a second Goldhofer PSTe was placed alongside and the cargo was transferred to the center of the double-wide configuration using the Barnhart slide system. Once the bridge was crossed, the operation was reversed and the rest of the haul was continued in a single-wide configuration.