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hauled in on hillman rollers

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we used 2 - 15 ton air hiosts per engine to pull and steer them along/ across the deck and through the ballast tanks. Like driving a bus with no reverse. Welded pad eyes to the deck to pull them from and steer, also every now and then had to jack up and reposition the hillman rollers that it was transported on to get it to change direction [green units on the bottom of the sub frame]. These where tack welded to the subframe so we didnt loose them as we went over dips and dents in the deck and ballast tank bottom
 

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Thanks Paul for the additional info.
You have to keep focussed on the job when working with these kind of weights.
 

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Think the engines with their subframes where just short of 100t each. I think we had about 3/4'' clearance under the engine and and not a lot on the top in places. It was like parking a 18wheeler with no reverse
 

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