Bigger cranes purchased for larger wind turbine projects in Oklahoma and other states

A Wyoming based transportation firm with regional offices in Enid, Oklahoma announced this week the major purchase of two new large cranes for oilfield and wind turbine projects.

Transportation Partners and Logistics, LLC said a Liebherr LR 1300 SX crawler crane was purchased for its largest distribution center in Garden City, Kansas. The second was a Terex HC 285 crawler crane for operations in Enid.

The acquisitions through the Wyoming Machinery Company are part of the firm’s plans to expand its business efforts into wind projects where components are growing in size. Some will be up to more than 180 feet in length as early as next year.

Jim Orr, President and co-founder of the company said with the purchases, the firm will be able to extend its offload of wind tower components and transformers from rail to truck while in the yard. The two new huge cranes will also allow for exceptionally large equipment to be moved, stored or delivered to the job site on time.

Since 2012, the company’s assisted more than 75 wind farms and multiple oil and gas drilling projects.

With recent expansion of its location in Garden City and additional distribution centers in North Dakota, Oklahoma, Wyoming, Colorado and Nebraska, the company serves multiple industries including wind power with rail, port and trucking logistics support and management.