Heavy Haul

World Class Transportation Services

Deep South prides itself as having one of the most advanced heavy haul fleets available.

From route planning to permitting to coordinating subcontractors and governmental agencies, our knowledgeable crews ensure loads are in compliance with all state and federal highway regulations. We’ve utilized hydraulic transport trailers since 1981, and with more than 400 lines of specialized transporters, we can provide a solution for any of your heavy transport needs.

Our fleet of specialized transporters includes self-propelled, towed arrangements, and specialized multi-axle over-the-road combinations by Scheuerle, Cometto, Nicolas, and Goldhofer.

In addition to self-propelled transporters, Deep South has specialized lowboys, stretch trailers, flat trailers, squat beams and stands, bolsters, marine securing services, and ballasting capabilities.

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    Additional Methods

    When conventional methods are not sufficient, the Deep South team can custom-design and fabricate a solution for your project. Deep South has a number of methods to overcome any known obstacles in order to reduce the height or width of a load, strengthen the transport area, and decrease the ground bearing pressure, such as:

    • Jack and Slide Systems
    • Split-trailer SPMT Configurations
    • Custom-designed Saddles
    • Low-profile, inverted saddle systems
    • Temporary Bridge Systems & Steel Matting
    • Rocking Bolsters & Transport Beams
    Discover the power of over-the-road transportation

    Deep South has a large fleet of equipment to allow the movement of vessels to wherever they need to be set, including VersaCranes™ to 3,000T, crawler cranes to 1,760T, truck cranes to 1,320T, and rigging hardware/specialty devices up to 1,600T. Deep South also has self-propelled modular transporters, over-the-road/dual-lane transport systems, towed hydraulic modular transporters, temporary bridge systems, levee crossing systems, lift towers, strand jacks, hydraulic gantries, hydraulic skid and hydraulic jacking systems, and marine and rail securement systems.

    From our experienced engineers and project managers to our skilled craftsmen, riggers, and crane operators, Deep South's diligent pursuit of safety and innovation has provided our clients a path to on-time and successful projects. We can create lift plans or PE-stamped drawings and custom solutions as needed. Leaning on this expertise, coupled with a broad array of equipment, helps us to provide the absolute best in safety, service, and solutions. Whatever the project, the team at Deep South is ready to meet your challenge.

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    Heavy Lift

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    Southeast Petrochemical Turnaround

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    Southeast Petrochemical Turnaround

    Supplying all cranes in two units during a petrochemical turnaround in the Southeast, Deep South supported the change out of old components and reinstallation of new components with 19 cranes working throughout the project.

    Many Lifts, One Solution: Modular Lift System Flexes Hydraulic Muscles During Process Plant Overhaul

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    Many Lifts, One Solution: Modular Lift System Flexes Hydraulic Muscles During Process Plant Overhaul

    Deep South crews were challenged to haul, lift, and set 84 modules, including three towers (one measuring 100’ long, 350,000 lbs.) as well as various pieces of process equipment, such as piping, tanks, PDC buildings, and transformers—all within a tight schedule. Many of the modules had offset centers of gravity further complicating the lift and set.

    Transporters and Cranes Facilitate Processing Plant Upgrade

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    Transporters and Cranes Facilitate Processing Plant Upgrade

    The movement and replacement of process plant components are a familiar site in in the Texas Gulf Coast region—though not often to the scale and timeline faced by one EPC contractor. Per the client, the contractor was tasked with the haul and lift of two trains of fractionation tower components (debutanizer, depropanizer, splitter and deethanizer) over the course of nine months.

    A successful job is built on precise planning and safe execution. request a quote