Barnhart was hired to offload a 467,000 lbs. transformer from a ship at a port in California. The cargo, which was was sitting on stands in the cargo hold, was self-loaded onto a 12 line PSTe trailer.
There were tight conditions inside the ship so extra spotters were required. Working in a busy port, safety and efficiency were also of the utmost importance. Plus, the transformer needed to be unloaded quickly due to scheduling concerns.
The transformer was transported off the ship to stands roughly 100 yards away, where it was lowered with the hydraulics on the PSTe trailer to its final position.