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Water Runner

Barnhart was tasked to transport a 28' diameter x 16' high, 300-ton water runner and a 24' diameter x 3' high wearing ring from the Port of New Orleans to a plant in Michigan. Ship's gear on a heavy lift vessel transloaded the cargo to a hopper barge. Using a dedicated tug, the hopper barge transported the equipment to the Port of Chicago.

After the hopper easily cleared the usually difficult bridge in Lemont the team used the TC3000 with 138' main boom and full Superlift to transload it to the Barnhart deck barge. The deck barge carried all Barnhart's equipment, safely crossed Lake Michigan in rough weather to the customer's plant for roll-off, and eliminated trucking costs.

The team unloaded the wearing ring using the RT crane and used the RGN trailer to transport it to the 410-ton gantry crane. A 14-line single wide PSTe Goldhofer was used to roll-off the water runner and to transport it to the gantry crane where it was unloaded and staged for replacement during the outage.