Capital City Group recently completed a project where we were tasked to transport and set 8 large bullet tanks for the Marathon Refinery in Detroit, Michigan. The tanks weighed in at 254,980 pounds, were 140 feet long, 12 feet wide, and over 14 feet tall. Capital City had to complete the project in under 4 months during harsh winter conditions while also having to deal with various transportation restrictions and frost laws. The project is part of the Marathon Refinery large tank upgrade.
The moves were completed on a multi-trailer combination consisting of 25 axles and 2 tractors. The gross weight was 435,000 pounds and a overall length of 245 feet . Due to weight limitations the tanks were required to travel mostly on non-interstate routes which created many tight maneuvers and obstacles to avoid. The trip for each tank was completed typically within a 8 day period. When the tank made it to site it was picked with a 300 ton crawler crane, rotated 90 degrees with 200 ton tank rollers and then place on top of 17 feet pedestals.
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