Bad day by the river

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  1. lynchy

    lynchy Light Load Member

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  3. Flat Earth Trucker

    Flat Earth Trucker Road Train Member

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    Why would you not unload such equipment at a proper dock with heavy cranes?

    If that equipment came from Korea, it was offloaded onto that barge by heavy cranes.

    Looks like somebody tried to save a buck.
     
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  4. Razororange

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    Yea offloaded at a port onto the barge for final delivery. Moving heavy cargo by barge is very common.

    Using SPMTs to move it off the barge is also pretty standard. They built up the ramp to level it out with the barge for unloading. The guy in the video said that it was fine until a piece of wood that it was shipped on from Korea failed. They plan to take it off the wood for the second piece.

    There is not enough room to setup a crane large enough to lift 400,000+ at that kind of radius. Even if there was it would still be put back onto the SPMTs to move it to the customer.

    The way they are moving these pieces is still costing them hundreds of thousands by the time it's placed.

    They were trying to do the move in a way that didn't require damaging the surroundings. Now they have to dig out the hillside on both sides so they can setup a gantry crane to lift it back up.
     
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  5. Flat Earth Trucker

    Flat Earth Trucker Road Train Member

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    Is there a tugboat pushing the barge as it rests upon the riverbank? I'm curious how that barge doesn't slip back into the river as the cargo is offloaded.
     
  6. Razororange

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    Yea, they show it in the video. Can see the water bubbling behind it from the motors running.
     
  7. Landincoldfire

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    I'm kinda assuming these parts are for the Nucor mill being built in WV.

    Not seeing any securement from the piece to the SPMT. Seems like they have a decent plan for the recovery. Also no worker injury other than pride.
     
  8. OLDSKOOLERnWV

    OLDSKOOLERnWV Captain Redbeard

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    Very possibly could be for Nucor I don’t know. But I’ve loaded steel crane mats at the barge ramp at Nucor, that definitely is not the ramp at Nucor on the Ohio River….

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  9. CAXPT

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    Using the one Sign in the video that I could see, it looks like it's located here:
    Lowndes (Edisto River) Boat Landing, 900 Lowndes Landing Rd, Cottageville, SC 29435
    Can't be sure, but a location near there when I typed in West Lowndes Landing, and then retyping it, it came up with a Boat Landing, and looking on the Google map, it kind of looks like it.
    :banghead:
     
  10. Razororange

    Razororange Road Train Member

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    It's in Columbus, MS. The boat ramp where they are unloading is about 11 miles from where they are building a new aluminum rolling plant.

    The guy posted an update video showing how they lifted it and got it up the ramp.

     
  11. Landincoldfire

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    Last time I was down in that area was to deliver a new slag pot for SDI. Probably last fall but then it's hard to remember.
     
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