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.



    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.

    Pressed for Time

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    Pressed for Time

    A vehicle manufacturer’s large stamping press—a massive machine used for shaping body panels—is online and operational thanks to efficient installation by Deep South. The three primary components included a 181-ton press bed (27.72’ L x 16.4’ W x 13.12’ H), 250-ton press crown (28.38’ L x 16.4’ W x 13.12’ H) and a 92-ton press slide (21’ x 10.83’ x 10.5’).

    Saddle Up: Customized Solutions Place Refinery Column with Care

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    Saddle Up: Customized Solutions Place Refinery Column with Care

    The Deep South team was tasked to receive, transport and set a 790,025-pound debutanizer. This specialized distillation column measures 174’-3” long with a 21’-3” diameter. The debutanizer was received from an ocean-going vessel at the Port of New Orleans. Once cleared through customs, the debutanizer was loaded on a barge and pushed to a roll-off site 8 hours upriver, and prepared for transport to the refinery.

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