The Can Ridge team recently conducted a large-scale industrial move, transporting a Dust Collector from Seattle, Washington to Kamloops, British Columbia. For business owners or managers that need to relocate industrial equipment in the near future, this article may serve as an example to how the process might play out.
This move required special considerations due to the sheer weight and size of the Dust Collector in question. Our team was actually already familiar with this machinery as we originally transported the collector to Seattle over a year ago. The most difficult aspect of this machine is its large tank which is used to collect airborne dust from manufacturing facilities.
In total, the collector was 144 inches wide and 168 inches high. These dimensions categorized the load as an extremely wide and over-height load. In addition to the large size, the machine weighed approximately 61,000lbs which is over the weight of a legal load in the state of Washington. Due to the extraordinary width, height and weight, our logistics division had to secure special permits for our client.
LOADING THE MACHINE
The machine in question had been parked for over a year so we had to take special care when preparing it for transport. We completed an inspection to ensure it was safe for transport before taking care in loading and securing the equipment. The loading was completed quickly and smoothly with no complications.
TRANSPORTING THE ASSETS FROM SEATTLE TO KAMLOOPS
Once the machine was loaded and properly secured we were ready to take to the road. Due to the high traffic volume in Seattle, we decided to complete the transport “after hours”. It is much safer to move a load that is extremely large and heavy at night. This also makes the travel time much more predictable as traffic concerns are less likely to occur.
The Can Ridge Logistics staff had already orchestrated all of the customs paperwork that was required for crossing the border. This process was a little more complicated than usual as the unit was lacking any manufacturing decals, serial numbers, or model identifications which are typically required when clearing loads through customs.
From the border on there were no complications or issues on route to Kamloops. Overall, our logistics and industrial moving teams did a fantastic job making the transportation of an extremely large and bulky machine look easy.