Case Study

Utah Transformer Haul

NessCampbell Crane + Rigging, a premier provider of heavy lift, rigging, and specialized transportation services, recently executed a significant and challenging project in Northern Utah. The task involved transporting a massive 600,000-pound transformer over an 8-mile stretch, using their state-of-the-art Goldhofer PST trailer.

Coordination + Planning

NessCampbell Crane + Rigging’s meticulous planning and coordination were crucial to the success of this project. Strategic closures of intersections and streets were implemented to allow the safe passage of the oversized load. The team worked closely with multiple stakeholders, including the Utah Highway Patrol and Rocky Mountain Power, to ensure a smooth and safe operation. Ensuring the transformer’s safe transport without disrupting local power supply required precise timing and communication.


Transportation Process

The transformer was initially brought in via railroad to a staging area near Logan. From there, the NessCampbell team executed a complex series of maneuvers to transfer the transformer onto their specialized trailer.

Jack and Slide Technique

The team utilized the jack and slide method to shift the transformer from the rail transport onto the Goldhofer PST trailer.This technique required precision and expertise to avoid damage to the transformer and ensure its stability.


Once securely loaded onto the trailer, the 8-mile haul began.

The Goldhofer PST trailer, known for its versatility and capacity to handle heavy loads, was crucial in transporting the transformer through the varied terrain and road conditions.

The convoy, escorted by the Utah Highway Patrol, navigated through the planned route, ensuring all safety protocols were followed.

Why NessCampbell?

NessCampbell Crane + Rigging combines meticulous planning with expert execution to handle even the most challenging heavy transportation tasks. Our proven track record of successful projects, like the 600,000-pound transformer haul in Northern Utah, highlights over 75 years of reliability and expertise.

The Outcome

The project was a resounding success, demonstrating NessCampbell Crane + Rigging’s capabilities in handling complex and heavy transportation tasks. The transformer was delivered to its destination without incident, thanks to the team’s meticulous planning, expert execution, and effective collaboration with various stakeholders.

NessCampbell Crane + Rigging’s transportation of a 600,000-pound transformer in Northern Utah showcases their expertise in managing large-scale, complex hauling projects. Their ability

Equipment Used

Goldhofer PST trailer

Logistics + Services Used

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