Heavy Equipment leaves Lowcountry for Fukushima

Image by Flickr user Gonzalo Déniz

Too heavy to enter the state of Georgia, the disassembled Putzmeister (seriously) Pump was stored in North Charleston. Now it's been summoned for a rescue mission to Japan.

The Post and Courier has a great write up on how it arrived in the Lowcountry and how they're transporting it to Japan. Interesting bit of trivia: This 80-ton beast is a larger version of the equipment used to pump concrete for the Ravenel Jr. Bridge towers. 

Quirky transportation blog Telstar Logistics has a bit more information on exactly how this pump is going to be used at the nuclear site. 

Video of the concrete pumps in action is on YouTube.



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