Barnhart Crane and Rigging Moves Equipment via Water and Road

Jul 15, 2002

(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) Barnhart Crane and Rigging, a leading provider of heavy rigging and transportation solutions, recently completed the transportation of two package boilers in South Carolina for an international engineering services organization.

The boilers, each weighing 150-tons, arrived at the Port of Charleston in South Carolina, and were transported via water and road to Colombia, S.C. According to the project manager, “Taking the boilers to Vance, S.C., by barge, Barnhart eliminated over 50 miles of the haul route from Charleston and reduced the amount of overhead wires we had to move.” Even so, the project employed twelve overhead line crews and equipment to facilitate the move.

Barnhart utilized its Goldhofer platform trailers, specifically designed for transporting heavy cargo, to relocate the boilers. The cargo moved via water to Indian Bluff Park, just south of Vance, S.C. There, the Goldhofer Platform Trailers, two Oshkosh Prime Movers and boilers were rolled off the barges and prepared for transport by road. The route spanned 66 miles from Vance, S.C., to the job site in Columbia, S.C. Once at the job site, Barnhart’s 400-ton gantry system lifted the boilers off the trailers and set them in their position of operation.

“The entire hauling project took two weeks from start to finish, a tremendous success for Barnhart Crane and Rigging, considering the size of the cargo and the distance it was transported,” said project manager.

Barnhart Crane & Rigging, established in 1969, is a leading national supplier of specialized heavy rigging and transportation solutions. The company, with 11 locations across the United States, also provides crane services, machinery moving and plant relocations, as well as project cargo logistics and heavy equipment storage at its 100-acre, 700,000-square-foot warehouse facility in Memphis, Tenn. Barnhart Crane & Rigging, an ISO 9002 certified supplier, also operates terminal facilities at the Port of Memphis and the deepwater Port of Mobile, Ala. For more information, visit

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