If you're looking for heavy haulage experts in Darwin
, you're not alone. A lot of the loads transported around the Northern Territory are very heavy indeed.
As a region dependent on its rich resources, there is a lot of movement of freight from producers to consumers. In fact, the road network carries the vast majority of this within, into and out of the Territory. For this reason, transporting road freight is vital to many people's livelihoods. As providers of transport and towing in Darwin
and the surrounding area relies on, we deliver the goods.
Heavy machinery is not designed to travel via road, but to be used in other settings. Diggers, dumper trucks and farm equipment are only fit for the purpose they were made for. Some of these can be extremely heavy and awkward to move around.
Cranes and other heavy equipment can also be extremely difficult to transport. These would not be safe to travel via any road network, for many reasons. In high winds, heavy rain or both, such equipment can be unstable and dangerous.
These works require specialist expertise and equipment to transport on public highways.
The latest transportation equipment can handle loads of up to 50 tonnes. Without needing a military or police escort, this kind of load still represents some serious haulage. Being able to cope with this weight in one trip can save business operators a lot of money. This is multiplied many times over the long distances travelled by hauliers in and around the Northern Territory.
Of course, a lot of the resources come in containers. Shipping containers are 8ft (2.43m) wide, 8.5ft (2.59m) high and either 20ft (6.06m) or 40ft (12.2m) long. There are also “high cube” containers available, which are 9.5ft (2.89m) high.
Although originally designed for ships, it often makes logistical sense to carry these on trucks. Rather than having to unpack everything inside them and re-stow it, lifting the whole container is much easier.
Containers can be loaded onto trucks via external cranes, or by the trucks themselves. Tilt trays and side loading gear are perfect for this job. They can both pick up and drop off containers in remarkably tight situations. This is just another example of how efficient heavy haulage has become thanks to industry professionals.
If you have any questions about the transport and towing services
in Darwin that people ask for, call us today