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27 May 2018

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On the road again – Bar-S’ new Link-Belt ATC 3275 recently covered 1,000 miles over four days

24. May 2018

BAR-S Services of Cheyenne, Wyoming has taken delivery of a new five axle, 250 tonne Link-Belt ATC-3275 All Terrain crane. The new crane was sold through local distributor Strong’s Crane Service. 

The company plans to use the new crane as a taxi crane covering a 300 mile radius from its base. The crane was ordered with a three axle trailing boom dolly, and features a 68 metre seven section main boom. A range of offsetable extensions – with hydraulic luffing are available to take the maximum tip height to 107 metres.  

Founded in 1990 BAR-S specialises in erecting and dismantling oil rigs and supporting the oil & gas industry in northeastern Colorado and Wyoming. Typical rig moves require the crane to lift loads of up to 45 tonnes, or 109 tonnes tandem lifts.

A drilling rig can involve up to 50 lifts to disassemble and load on transport, with the process reversed for assembly at a new location. 

The company has already used the ATC-3275 to complete a rig move in Greeley, Colorado. The following day it travelled 175 miles to Casper, Wyoming to lift a 66 tonne transformer, placing it on a trailer at a 7.62 metre radius. On day three it travelled with minimal counterweight to Laramie, Wyoming to lift multiple fuel tanks measuring up to 19 metres long – for a new Love’s Travel Center.

In the course of 96 hours the ATC-3275 made over 50 lifts, in three towns, travelling more than 1,000 miles. Exactly the type of work flow it was purchased for.

The ATC 3275 working in Casper, Wyoming

Co-founder Patty Smith said: “Our primary work is moving drilling rigs, but we also work with other transportation and production facilities moving large equipment.”  SOURCE: Vertikal.net