Heavy Transport

Heavy Transport

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Perhaps the most striking item is the 1,000-ton U-boat salvaged off the coast of Denmark and loaded for shipping to Liverpool's Merseyside maritime museum. On the road, the 87-metre-long transport is managed by computerised platform trucks, and the same technology is seen in use in Florida to move the central core of a coal gasification unit across Interstate 75. At the destination, the world's largest crane, a Demag CC-12000, hoists the equipment to complete the plant. The other loads shown are moved by truck combinations along highways and past the obstacles presented by small towns and villages. Most of the loads are industrial units ranging between 100 and 460 tons, though some lighter freight is included. The commentary draws out the skills of the drivers and operators, working patiently to minimum tolerances and with various degrees of forward planning and assistance.show more

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  • Digital
  • 134 x 190 x 14mm | 87g
  • 5m Publishing
  • Old Pond Publishing Ltd
  • Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • 1905523017
  • 9781905523016

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Truckstar is the leading trucking magazine in Holland. As a service to its customers and clients it brings out annually a video title about some aspect of trucking throughout the world, and there have been six titles to date. The videos have been produced by Videoprofessionals, run by Gertjan Houtman at Hoofddorp, a production company specialising in making programmes for the trucking and heavy transport industries.show more