Excavator move, Australia
ALE has successfully transported a 6060 excavator, weighing 570t, over 12km at the South Walker Creek Mine, near Strathfield in Queensland.
ALE was also required to provide and lay-out the load-spreaders, mats and wedges. These enabled the loading and offloading of the excavator at both ends.
ALE positioned the mats in the morning, before positioning the excavator on top of the mats. The excavator was then positioned on top of 27 axle lines of SPT and the loading platform was raised. The trailers were prepared for the move by lashing.
The excavator was then transported over a distance of 12km over three hours. Once in position, the excavator was offloaded and ready for work.
The move was completed within one working day.