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An Arocs duo transporting huge components of a wind farm

Economics & Logistics

Two towers.

100 tonnes, 42 metres long, 4.5 metres wide – times two. Here's the story of how an Arocs duo from Doniz División Transportes brought wind farm components from Villadangos del Páramo to the port in Ferrol.

Watch out – obstacle ahead! During special transport tasks, support vehicles are also always deployed to help the trucks navigate safely around complex points along the journey.
Watch out – obstacle ahead! During special transport tasks, support vehicles are also always deployed to help the trucks navigate safely around complex points along the journey.

5 p.m., Villadangos del Páramo (León). The convoy of two Arocs 4163 and two support vehicles starts rolling. On-board: two immense tower components for a wind farm which are 42 metres long and 4.5 metres wide. Each of the tractor units is pulling a hundred tonnes behind it. The maximum permissible speed is 60 km/h.

"All clear at the back. Arocs number one, keep it rolling!" says Gema Blanco over the radio to his colleague Manuel Groba behind the wheel of the first heavyweight. Gema keeps an eye on the distance between his support vehicle and the truck following him, ensuring it remains at 150 metres. Ten seconds later, the driver of the second support vehicle, Juan Pérez, discusses just that with José David Amoedo, the driver of the second truck. The four of them work with complete precision. They've been working together for years, carrying out special transport tasks for Doniz División Transportes.


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