Specialized Heavy Hauling
1. Heavy Equipment
Richards has been hauling heavy equipment for many years for road construction, mining and farm applications. This includes all major manufacturers. Pictured here is a new Cat crawler tractor coming from the CAT plant in Illinois going to the oil sands in Alberta.
2. Windmill Towers
Richards is very active in the movement of windmills for the last three years, both in the US and Canada. The windmill towers itself we have hauled consist of four different sections. We use 10 and 13 axle trailers for these loads or wheel dollies.
Base: 48" long, width 9" and weight 135,960 pounds.
Lower Mids: 67' long, width 13' and weight 135,960 pounds.
Upper Mids: 77' long, width 11' and weight 118,140 pounds.
Tops: 85' long, width 9' and weight 87,340 pounds.
In 2009 we hauled approximately 300 loads from Thunder Bay Ontario to Dawson Creek, BC. This included not only the tower sections in the first picture which show our Schnabel trailer, but the blades, cells and generators, basically all components of the windmill.
3. Oversize loads for the Oil Refineries.
Richards has been involved servicing the Oil and Gas industry since the beginning. We are currently involved in hauling numerous oversize loads for the CCRL refinery expansion in Regina. Loads are coming in from all over North America. Pictures of the structures we have hauled are listed here.
4. Over length pole trailer loads
Richards has been supplying pole trailer to move long poles up to 38 meters for Sask Power over the last twenty years. These poles are hauled all over Saskatchewan for the main supply power line feeds. These trailers are also used to haul gas pipe of similar size.