Established in 1981, the family-owned company, Digging & Rigging Inc. is ranked today among the most reliable and professional crane and rigging companies in North America. To hold up this reputation, they rely on robust material that allows maximum versatility and highest performance.
To stay in line with these principles, Digging & Rigging recently took delivery of 13 new axle lines of G-SL ModulMAX and PowerMAX from Faymonville and they have managed their first moves on those trailers with flying colors. “The addition of the ModulMAX to our fleet is going to give us a huge edge in the oversize load market”, confirms Jim Gregory, President of Digging & Rigging,Inc.
For one of the first jobs, the staff used a nine-axle combination with an extra low flatbed to transport a power generator. The huge piece had a weight of 210,000lbs and dimensions of 24 feet 1 inch length, 12 feet 3 inches width and 15 feet 8 inches height. Firstly, the transformer was shipped from Wisconsin to Virginia by rail car.
Digging and Rigging then had to load the transformer from the rail car to the ModulMAX with its Liebherr LTM 1250-6.1 crane and move it 1.2 miles to the substation followed by the off-load. To pull the nine-axle ModulMAX trailer, they used their four-axle Kenworth tractor. In total, the combination had a gross weight of 360,000 lbs. and an overall length of 115 feet.
“The ModulMAX made easy work of some tight turns at the load site and at the substation. The low deck height made it easy to clear several utility lines and stop lights along the route”, explains Jim Gregory and thereby highlights some of the advantages of their new Faymonville trailer.
To move a 50 feet long dryer on the Eastern shore of Maryland with a weight of 175,000lbs and a diameter of 12’, Digging & Rigging used 10 G-SL ModulMAX axle lines incl. a PowerMAX APMC to run the combination as a self-propelled unit. “The trailer made easy work negotiating the dryer through the tight plant and into position for our Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 crane to offload and set in place”, says Jim Gregory.
Besides the heavy-duty modular platforms, Digging & Rigging,Inc. also trusts in MegaMAX double drop trailers from Faymonville and their unique king-pin steering. With its unmatched maneuverability and a maximum steering angle of 42°, it allows access into tighter and smaller locations than ever before.
With a drive height of only 13.8”, the MegaMAX’s perimeter-style deck is also the lowest stretch in the market and offers the possibility to move highest goods underneath the lowest bridges and obstacles. The 3-axle trailers on air suspension are rated for 100,000 lbs technical capacity.
Faymonville is the only European manufacturer in the North American market that uses electric and pneumatic components that are completely DOT approved. For an extra-long life-cycle, all the trailer chassis are fully metalized, which ensures the best corrosion protection available in the market!