Abnormal Transport Solutions

How to Properly Transport Heavy Goods with Concord Cranes

When it comes to moving abnormal, heavy loads from one destination to another, it’s not as simple as loading and unloading the cargo. Abnormal load haulage is a specialised transportation service that needs to be conducted by a company that specialises in abnormal load specialists in order to make sure it’s done right.

If you have a heavy load that needs to be moved and you’re unsure of what you need to do in order to make it happen, you need to carry on reading. Moving large, heavy equipment can be difficult and dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. Concord Cranes is an abnormal load expert that has been moving heavy goods safely for years. We have the experience and expertise necessary to handle even the most challenging of hauls.

In this article, we’ll give you all the information you need about how to properly transport heavy goods. What to consider and, most importantly, how to choose the right abnormal load transport company for your specific needs.

How does Abnormal Load Transportation Work?

Abnormal loads are considered any type of load that is beyond the legal limit of both weight and dimensions, that cannot be transported by normal means. This could mean heavy machinery, objects or oversized loads for example.

Abnormal load transportation is a highly specialised service that needs to be planned in detail before anything can happen. There needs to be several factors taken into account first, in order to be able to begin planning what type of transportation is needed as well as planning the delicate task of how to get it there.

In the beginning of an abnormal load transport project, these factors need to be considered upfront:

  • What is the size and weight of the load? Can it be transported in parts or is it one large part?
  • What is the route needed i.e., what is the starting point and destination?
  • What is the time frame or deadline available for the project?
  • What is the budget for the transportation project?

Why Should You Hire an Abnormal Load Specialist?

As we’ve mentioned, abnormal load specialist transport is not as simple as loading up the back of a bakkie or truck and driving it from point A to point B. If you have an abnormal load that needs to be moved, you want to choose an abnormal load specialist to take over the transport for these key reasons:

  • To prevent the possibility of damage to the load
  • To plan, project manage and identify any obstacles or modifications that need to be made for the route
  • To ensure professional handling of the load from start to finish
  • To keep costs within budget
  • To keep to timelines thanks to project management and planning

The Benefits of Choosing Concord Cranes as your Specialised Transport Partner?

Concord Cranes offers a range of abnormal load trucks and services that can handle the safe transportation of many types of heavy loads. Our specialised transport team is experienced in knowing how to plan for abnormal load transportation and how to execute the transport plan with precision.

Our heavy equipment transport services provide access to multi-axle extendable trailers that extend to 57m in length. Our trailer’s capabilities include:

  • Extension of 54m in length
  • Travel speed of 80km/hour
  • 6m loading length
  • 52 800kg pay load
  • Multi-axle capabilities

Not only can Concord Cranes transport just about any abnormal load around the country, but we also have access to a range of heavy-duty cranes that are often required to load and unload the cargo too.

What Type of Goods and Equipment Can Be Transported With an Abnormal Load Truck?

As mentioned, abnormal loads are considered anything that is over the legal weight and dimensions for standard-sized transportation. There is a multitude of equipment and items that are transported across South Africa’s Road network every week that are considered to be abnormal, and these might include:

  • Machinery and equipment
  • Machinery parts
  • Cargo and freight
  • Goods

Where to Get Specialised Abnormal Load Services?

Concord Cranes is equipped to offer clients a complete abnormal loads transport and logistics solution for the transporting, lifting or relocating of heavy, bulk and oversized freight.

Our Port Elizabeth and Saldanha Bay branches are located close to ports of entry and are equipped to handle the receipt of imported turbine components. We have access to extensive port storage.

For any more information you might need on the specialised transport and logistics services we offer, Concord Cranes today.

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