Transport of giant dump trucks in escort of special vehicles

Pentagon Australia Projects – Mining Award

David Spridgeon

David Spridgeon

Managing Director, Australia

Pentagon Australia’s latest project award was for the movement of four 789C Caterpillar dump trucks from the McMahon facility at Perth Airport down to Fremantle Port. These dump trucks were 6.1 metres high, 7.7 metres wide, and 135 tonnes in weight when empty. Each Caterpillar dump truck was transported with spare tyres requiring ten out of gauge trailers. All dump trucks and associated equipment were loaded onto the largest Ro/Ro vessel currently operating around the coast of Australia. 

Pentagon Perth managed the whole process from initial concept to delivery onto the vessel. The shipping procedure was extremely complex and required specific planning to make the trip successful. These included pilots, road closure permits, and police wardens with the main port access road bridge leading to Fremantle port being temporarily closed. Next stop for the trucks is the Brisbane port where the trucks will travel by road to far North Queensland, to get their trays replaced and commence work with a weight of 317 tonnes each when fully loaded. 

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The giant dump truck
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Transport of giant dump trucks in escort of special vehicles
Transport of giant tires in escort of special vehicles
An employee working onn a large vehicle in a warehouse

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