Stages of transportation of special equipment
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When transporting oversized special equipment, the following rules must be observed:
It is important to minimize the center of gravity of the special equipment located on the cargo area.
The driver of the transport on which the special equipment is to be transported must have a circular view.
You should make sure that there are no problems with the controllability and stability of vehicles selected for the transport of special equipment.
Loading of special equipment is carried out so that the axial loading of the rolling stock occurs evenly.
It is important to fix the transported mechanism so that it remains stationary throughout the entire route.
Oversized special equipment should be transported in stages, namely:
Route planning. It is with the preparation of the traffic plan that preparation for the transportation of special equipment should begin, no matter what parameters it may have and no matter how difficult the goal would be. If the route is built correctly, then many problematic situations can be avoided.
From this point of view, the shortest path does not always mean optimal. The best route will be the one that is the easiest to overcome. So, for transportation of special equipment, roads that are forbidden to move freight transport, highways with obstacles in the form of bridges, tunnels, overpasses, low-lying pipelines, and narrow sections are not suitable.
It is worth paying attention to the strength and width of the bridges that have to be overcome in the process of transporting special equipment. You also need to consider how high-quality the surface of the road to be driven is, because trucks with low frames are very sensitive to potholes and uneven patches.
Paperwork. The package of necessary papers consists not only of documents for the transporting car and its cargo, an agreement with a transport company and an insurance policy, but also includes a permit for the transportation of oversized special equipment. In addition, you need to get a waybill and issue a waybill.
The company responsible for the transport of special equipment must be licensed. It is necessary to obtain approval of the route from the relevant authorities of the regions on whose roads traffic will take place, namely from the Department of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the traffic police.
Cargo reception and loading. When loading special equipment it is necessary to disassemble (in particular, remove all attached parts), and then lift it onto the truck by crane or ramp and winch. If we are talking about self-propelled special equipment, then lifting equipment can be omitted. After loading, the mechanism is carefully fixed, depriving mobility.
Transportation. Transportation of special equipment is carried out on the route approved by state bodies and in accordance with the rules of the road. Sometimes a lorry carrying special equipment is accompanied by law enforcement officers (STSI).
Unloading. For unloading, additional equipment is also necessary: a ramp, a winch, a crane. Equipment on wheels is unloaded just with a winch or self-propelled. After that, the recipient must carefully examine the goods and end the reception by signing the relevant documents. After that, transportation of special equipment is considered completed. More information on the site Pro Union Movers.
How is transportation of special equipment carried out by road
To transport special equipment on public highways taking into account the distance and class of equipment, usually involve:
Transportation of special equipment on a trawl
The trawl looks like a special type of trailer or semi-trailer, designed to transport oversized or heavy special equipment. At the moment, it is the trawls that are preferred, choosing vehicles for transporting special equipment over long distances.
There are also classifications of trawls in terms of their carrying capacity, number of axles, frame height, design specifics.
The height of the platform of the trawl with a high frame exceeds 1 m. Such trawls are distinguished by excellent cross-country ability due to large wheels and ground clearance. To load special equipment on such a trawl, it is often required to attract additional equipment.
The trawl of the second type - low loader - has a platform whose height does not exceed 1 m (usually 0.7–1 m). Such semi-trailers can have a broken-type frame or a smaller wheel size, which makes it possible to transport special equipment with a significant overall height. Also, loading of special equipment and bulldozers on such semi-trailers can be carried out without involving additional equipment - on their own (this is possible due to the slight tilt of the folding ramps). It is important to keep in mind that low loader trailers are much more sensitive to the quality of the road surface.
The trawl for transportation of special equipment (including tractors) is used in the following cases:
it is necessary to transport cargo over a long distance;
special machinery on caterpillar tracks and transportation on an asphalt road is required;
this is an oversized load.
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