And you thought B-doubles were trouble
It's no mean feat delivering a 180-tonne transformer to Coffs Harbour ? just ask TransGrid's Murray Williams, who welcomed its arrival yesterday. The transformer was sitting on a heavy-lift low loader joined to three prime movers in front and two at the rear, a sight to behold at 105 metres long. They have been accompanied by police and escort vehicles on a slow journey south. The convoy left Brisbane on Sunday and went inland to avoid the busy Pacific Highway, travelling through Gatton, Wallangarra, Glen Innes and Grafton, where it met the highway for the remainder of the trip. It stopped in Sapphire last night and was due to leave at 4am today to travel up West High Street and out to Karangi, where it will be installed over coming weeks at TransGrid's substation. The transformer will take high voltage electricity for distribution on the Mid North Coast. The project is part of a $30m investment to boost electricity supply in the region.