Trasportes y Gruas Aguado expands operations with SCHEUERLE SPMT

Trasportes y Gruas Aguado expands operations with SCHEUERLE SPMT

With 24 axle SPMT (Self-Propelled Modular Transporter) axle lines, Trasportes y Gruas Aguado, Spain, expanded its existing fleet of vehicles in mid-2016. Since this time, the vehicles from SCHEUERLE (TII Group) have been permanently in use – most recently assigned for transporting two imposing distillation columns for the petrochemical industry weighing 521 and 483 tonnes respectively.

For this, two combinations were used in a loose coupling mode with each unit comprising twelve SPMT axle lines – in the process, the vehicles were not only mechanically connected but also by means of a data line. They were powered by two so-called Power Pack Units (PPU) with a 350 kW output in each case. Around the world, vehicle modules and PPUs are standardized so operators can rent axle lines as required at any time in order to handle larger-scale projects. The TII Group is world market leader in the production SPMTs– a major reason for many operators to opt for vehicles which are available worldwide and thus be in a position to respond flexibly to project enquiries at all times. With an axle load of up to 60 tonnes, the proven modules can accommodate huge loads as was the case invloving the transportation of the 29,4m x 9,9m and 43.8 x 9.9 m columns in reaching their final destination of the Refinería PEMEX Miguel Hernando, Mexico.

SPMTs of the TII Group

In the second half of the 20th century, a trend began that would forever change the entire transportation industry. With the first self-propelled transport modules used in shipbuilding and the SPMT (Self-Propelled Modular Transporter) developed by SCHEUERLE in the late nineteen-seventies and early nineteen-eighties, the potential payloads suddenly increased and which today are basically unlimited. Today, seventy per cent of all transports over 3,000 tonnes and ninety per cent of all transports over 5,000 tonnes are performed on modular, self-propelled vehicles from the TII Group. Thus, modular manufacturing has gained a foothold in the oil and gas industry, shipbuilding and many other sectors. Unit weights of 15,000 tonnes – world record – have already been transported with SPMTs from the TII Group.

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