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Absorber Vessel Transport

A 129-foot-long absorber vessel needed to be transported from a fabricator in Winterville, North Carolina, across the country to a chemical plant in Beatrice, Nebraska. The vessel weighed 138,271 pounds.

It was transported on a 4-axle tractor with a 9-axle steerable dolly. The overall transport dimensions were 175’ 10” x 11’ 4” x 15’ with a weight of 229,500 pounds.

The 1,500-mile journey wound through four states at an average speed of 50 mph. Barnhart lined up permits and police escorts along the way and faced inclement weather and oversized cargo challenges.

Barnhart’s team in Lincoln, Nebraska, met the trailer at the site in Beatrice and offloaded the absorber at the plant.