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Autoclave Transport

Barnhart was hired to receive two 397,000-pound autoclaves from a ship in New Orleans. The equipment was then barged to its final destination in Memphis, Tennessee.

The two autoclaves were unloaded with two 500-ton cranes via a two crane lift in one day. They were loaded onto two 12 Line PST Goldhofers for transport.

The autoclaves were hauled approximately two miles to a manufacturing site. All utilities showed up several hours before the haul was scheduled to begin prepping the haul route.

The 31’ tall convoy required moving numerous electrical and communication lines along the route. Most of the electrical lines had to be de-energized and dropped. Two sets of electrical transmission lines also had to be de-energized and grounded due to the load’s height. A railroad cantilever signal also had to be removed. Due to a well-coordinated effort, the haul was completed in a little over an hour.