- Dewatering Tidal Canal for Water Intake Repair
Fremont, CA (2002)
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This is a 16' high AquaDam® to be used in a tidal dewatering project in Fremont, CA.
At 36' wide and 8,000 lbs., how do you load it on a trailer? Fortunately, we were able to rent
another forklift (the yellow one) and "borrow" the services of a 977 Caterpillar
The orange forklift is ours. Unfortunately, it is only rated to lift 3,000 lbs.
However, this did not stop us from trying.
The harder we try, the higher the rear end lifts up!
The loader had to lift the weight while the forklifts supported each end.
Once the AquaDam® was in the air, the trailer was driven under, and it was
set down. However, it was ultimately decided that this was an unsafe (and
probably quite illegal) load, and a flatbed trailer and truck were contracted
for the purpose.