The Italian company TER S.r.l. from San Miniato (PI), leading in ship and mega-yacht handling and transport, managed an impressive transportation project of a 300t ship with a Cometto self-propelled trailer type MSPE 48t.
The convoy was composed of three groups of 4-axle MSPE 48t bogies with a 110kW powerpack each, combined in a triangle configuration: one at the front and two coupled in 4-file at the rear of the ship. With a total payload capacity of 576t, this convoy covered the distance of 8 km from Piombino (Industrial Area of Montegemoni) to Porto Torre del Sale Enel Site in Italy.
During the transport, the temporary dismounting of overhead power lines and some road signs was necessary to allow the passage of the cargo with a length of 50m, width of 10m and height of 10m.
“We are really satisfied about the high performance of our self-propelled MSPE”, declares Mr. Massimo Piccini, CEO of TER S.r.l. “We have bought three 4-axle modules and three powerpacks in total. This forms a very flexible system, which allows us to get many different platform configurations, suitable for all types of industrial transport.”
Besides the impressive payload capacity of 48t per axle line, this self-propelled modular trailer excels thanks to its versatility and maneuverability. Furthermore, the MSPE 48t offers the best compromise between platform dimension, load performance and total investment.
Have a look at this video describing the project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLUAx82Ut1I