Archbold, OH

Oversize Load Is Understatement



Miller Transfer and Rigging, Rootstown, moved this 267,000- pound electric transformer through Archbold on Monday. It was on its way from one of Delta’s steel plants to Louisville, near Canton, for repair. The trip was expected to take three days. The special heavy-haul trailer was pulled by one semi tractor, with a second one behind. A long steel pole connected the back of the trailer to the front bumper of the trailing tractor.

Before crossing the Norfolk Southern tracks, it stopped to allow workers to hydraulically raise the trailer. Once across the tracks, it stopped again, and workers lowered the load. Overall, the rig was 18 feet, 6 inches wide, just under 16 feet tall, and weighed more than half a million pounds.– photo by David Pugh

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