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Facilitating a Refinery Column Placement in Tight Confines

Transporting, placing, and lifting a refinery column—one that is comparable to the height and weight of the Statue of Liberty—is a familiar challenge for heavy lift, heavy haul experts like Deep South. Maneuvering it around existing racks and systems adds another layer of complexity.

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Bridge Span Move and Lift Set Pace for New Bridge Completion

In support of a major bridge construction project in the Midwest, Deep South crews helped transport and install four bridge spans from an off-site staging area to the bridge foundation.

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Safety Source: Distracted Driving

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, "it takes about five seconds, on average, to read or send a text. Not a lot of time. But, in that span of time, with your eyes on your phone and not on the road, a vehicle traveling 55 miles per hour can travel the length of a football field. In that instant, over that distance, a life can be taken—maybe even yours."

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George H.W. Bush 4141 Train Arrives at Its Final Destination in College Station

With Deep South's help, Union Pacific's historic George H.W. Bush 4141 locomotive arrived at its final destination in College Station, TX. Using two 500-ton Liebherr LTM 1400-7.1 cranes, Deep South lifted the 315,000-pound locomotive off the track, where it will be permanently featured at Bush's presidential library and museum at Texas A&M University. We're proud to have helped out on this special project!

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Heavy Haul Job Featured in AC&T Magazine

In support of a plant upgrade, a petrochemical company in Louisiana needed to transport several large vessels from a cargo ship to their site. The weight and height of three of these vessels posed challenges for the contractor in the way of severe height restrictions from a pipe rack along a public road.

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VersaCrane Line Featured in AC&T’s Article “Mega Cranes Tackle Projects Around the Globe”

Deep South Crane & Rigging’s new, powerful 3,000-ton VersaCrane TC-36000 Series 2 is one of the largest pedestal cranes in the world. The Series 2 configuration utilizes a ring system for the auxiliary counterweight movement, keeping the ground bearing pressures suitable for most project sites. Counterweight is positioned at a 95-foot radius in the Series 2 configuration.

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Power Move: Transformer Lift and Staging Rises to the Occasion

In support of a power plant project in the Northeast, Deep South crews were tasked with transporting and staging four transformers, each 22’ high, 12’ wide and 14’ long and weighing 314,000 pounds.

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Safety Source: Don’t Fuel the Fire by The American Burn Association

Looking for a safety topic to begin your upcoming meeting? Read on for helpful information from The American Burn Association regarding working with or around gasoline as well as a reminder of Burn Awareness Week, which will be hosted February 7-13, 2021.

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