Barnhart launches dual-lane heavy transport system for US roads


Barnhart Crane and Rigging has added a custom-engineered product to its rental inventory, the WesTrac Transportation System, useful for hauling heavy loads while meeting road requirements on the western coast of the US.

Barnhart also plans to introduce a new EasTrac System designed specifically to meet Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements on the East Coast.

Barnhart’s engineers worked with German trailer manufacturer Goldhofer to create WesTrac, which it describes as a new class of dual-lane transporter with added features.

WesTrac’s design includes the features a modular platform trailer except the axle spacing and footprint meet DOT requirements for roads and highways on the West Coast.

Barnhart intends the system to be used to increase mobilization and travel speed.

WesTrac can be configured to variable widths for dual-lane loading, and for handling payloads over 267t (600,000 lbs).

Barnhart’s Jeff Latture, senior vice president of sales and marketing, said, “Extremely heavy loads on public roads and across bridges pose challenges [for firms looking] to meet DOT requirements.”

“Traditionally, transportation systems relied on two-axle dollies. Those have allowed Barnhart to complete some of the heaviest long hauls in the US,” he said.

“The addition of our Goldhofer WesTrac dual-lane transport system type THP/CA to Barnhart’s cool tools inventory gives us the ability to transport over-dimensional and super heavy hauls,” Latture said.

“Barnhart’s Long Beach, CA branch has a dedicated team that will provide planning and execution expertise with the new WesTrac System.”

Barnhart Crane and Rigging, with 27 locations across the US, has been a national supplier of heavy lifting and transportation solutions since 1969. The company provides storage, logistics, machinery moving and plant relocation services.

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