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TII SCHEUERLE supports world’s heaviest building transport

Sinotrans coupled the self-propelled SPMT platform transporters from TII SCHEUERLE at different angles to each other. (Image source: TII)

Sinotrans Heavy-Lift Co., utilising SPMTs from TII SCHEUERLE, has set a new world record when it was commissioned to re-position a 7,500 tonne hotel by 500 metres in China 

The heavy goods logistics company has been relying on SPMTs from TII SCHEUERLE for many years now owing to the excellent synchronisation procedure. For the task in the Hainan province in China, Sinotrans therefore turned once again to their tried and tested partner when it set the record for world’s heaviest building transported to date (according to the company). 

The specialist transport company distributed the load of the hotel on 254 axle lines. A total of 15 Power Pack Units (PPU) drove the vehicle combination. In addition to the enormous weight to be transported, the special challenge of the transport was the uneven distribution of the load due to the asymmetrical architecture of the 90 m long, 35 m wide and 20 m high building. 

Sinotrans was tasked with levelling and positioning the structure with utmost precision and had to turn the building clockwise by 63 degrees and subsequently counterclockwise by 63 degrees during transportation in order to reach the new location. 

To master the task, the heavy goods logistics company coupled the self-propelled SPMT platform transporters from TII SCHEUERLE at different angles to each other to form a fan-shaped combination. 

According to Sinotrans, the high load capacity and the good synchronisation of the individual modules very much favoured the use of SPMT axle lines from TII SCHEUERLE. Without this, the heavy goods logistics specialist would not have achieved the required high level of precision. 

It took Sinotrans just eight hours to lift the building and transport it precisely and safely over the 500 m-long route with the help of the SPMT axle lines and set it up again at its destination.