And as if that weren’t enough, the route profile had further challenges in store. Two challenges to which two Eco1000 self-propelled vehicles from Cometto provide the solution.
For this mission, the Allegiance specialists coupled a 4-axle and a 6-axle Eco1000 together as an "end-to-end" combination. This created sufficient loading length to be able to support the fragile components in the right places. Yet the combination must equally be extremely compact. And this is only made possible by integrating the drive units between the axles of the modules. This created additional loading area. Now there was sufficient space for the vessel with its length of 67 feet (20,422 mm) and weight of 61,000 lbs (30,390 kg).
Compact and with sufficient loading length – the Eco1000 makes it possible
Originally, the customer wanted to drive this transport with a tractor-drawn combination. "But after measuring the curves, it quickly became clear that the job could only be done with Cometto's all-rounder," explains B. J. Buchanan, Director of Operational Support at Allegiance Crane & Equipment. The vehicle combination is connected to a data line and operated by a driver via a radio remote control.
In this night transport project over two miles on public roads, the self-propelled Eco1000 modules can play a further trump card. Cometto Sales Manager Joachim Kolb remarks: "Thanks to our Night Light Kit, which comes as standard equipment, the driver has a well-lit view of the vehicle's surroundings at all times. Right-in-time and without any incident, the unloading site was reached."
Date of publication: 05/2022