Bitumen Tar Tank Move

80 Tonne Bitumen Tar Tank Move

Bitumen Tank Move

This 80 tonne storage tank, once filled with heavy bitumen, made a one kilometre journey from Timaru's port to an empty section late one evening in May 2017.

The tank was 15.5m wide and 15.5m high, meaning that railway crossing signs had to be removed in order to allow the truck to pass through.

A 250 tonne truck called "Australian Crawl" was used to shift the tank to its new home, at the speedy rate of around 1km an hour.


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