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07/04/2017  /  TII GROUP  /  SCHEUERLE

Mammoet transports 1,200 t bunker from the Second World War

with SCHEUERLE SPMTs

Mammoet recently transported three bunkers using 88 SPMT axle lines at the Lek ship canal; these huge reinforced concrete structures were constructed before the Second World War as part of the New Hollandic Waterline which was designed to protect the Netherlands against the invasion of enemy forces. Over 2,000 spectators watched the 1,200 t bunker be re-positioned a hundred yards further away - and set down at a new angle - in order to widen the shipping lane. A few weeks previously, the bunkers were disconnected from their foundations and special holes were drilled for attaching the lifting equipment. In spite of the difficult terrain, there were no problems during transportation thanks to the hydraulic axle compensation of the SPMTs from Scheuerle. Further product info available here: