12axelpipebender

Pipes don’t bend themselves, and when our client needed to transport their 130,000 lb pipe bending machine, Jones delivered.

THE CHALLENGE

2 DAYS | A 15 MAN TEAM | 498 MILES | 130,000 LBS.

It takes quite the machine to bend a 48" diameter pipe. This particular piece of equipment requires two large pipelayers, an excavator, and very skilled drivers to work in unison to operate. Our team was asked to move this 130,000 lb product 498 miles from Tulsa, Oklahoma to Blanco, Texas. The Jones Logistics (JoLo) team assembled and devised a plan of action for a safe and timely delivery. If navigating the journey wasn’t challenging enough, loading and unloading a product like this can also require creative and adaptive solutions.

 

THE SOLUTION

A 12-axel removable gooseneck spread the weight of the load. Spreading the weight is a tactic to help prevent damage to traversed roadways during the two-day journey. A team of 15 people was utilized to guide, drive, load, and unload the equipment. Once the work of the machine was complete, team JoLo delivered it back home to Tulsa, OK.

 

THE JOLO DIFFERENCE

We take on your challenges as if they are our own. And we answer them with a thoughtful response from a person, not an algorithm or spreadsheet. Our JoLo team prides itself on solving difficult logistics questions. This is a result of our experience in the unpredictable, high-intensity world of pipeline construction, where flexibility, perseverance, and speed are a premium. At JoLo, we have a unique way of doing business, and our team is reinventing what’s possible in the transportation industry.