The construction industry needed a better, more versatile solution to transport large, concrete pre-cast and steel beams for bridge construction.
Operator safety during transport
Transport beams up to 140’ long
Working with the operators, TYCROP designed a five axle tandem trailer ‘steer car’ with a control cab inside the trailer, allowing the operator to steer during transport. Transporting these beams required a two trailer system with an over-length, and overweight load. However, significant challenges were introduced to ensure road-worthy vehicle tracking over the length of the 140’ beam.
5 axle (2 steerable) vehicle that is operated by a passenger
5 axles to meet axle loading requirements/commercial weight requirements
2 steerable axles to meet vehicle tracking requirements
Brakes controlled by towing vehicle