At night, when most people are asleep…
- Yunex Traffic accompanies heavy transports in Magdeburg at least twice a month
- The tractor units have a length of 80 meters
- Various traffic light masts must therefore be turned and dismantled
- Yunex Traffic has also developed an individual solution
From Magdeburg Rothensee to the A2 or from Magdeburg South to the A14. But no matter which route: the fact is that some transport systems have to make way for heavy goods transport. 80-metre-long rotor blades or tower sections up to 40 metres long and 5.5 metres in diameter demand space. Our technicians from Yunex Traffic are therefore not only responsible for the smooth dismantling and assembly of the systems during the journeys. They have also thought about how to make future transports easier. The solution: foldable short masts and longer reserves to make it easier to carry away or even lift the masts and booms.
“In the beginning, some nights were quite stressful,” says Detlef Tischer, Service Department Manager Yunex Traffic Germany. But especially in this initial phase, it was extremely exciting to accompany these special transports. “At the back, a member of the transport team steers the rear axle with a remote control. Just like a toy car.”
Afterwards everything must be running again
Yunex Traffic is the official contract partner of the city of Magdeburg. For this reason, it naturally makes sense for our service to take on this work: “The correct torque must be set for rotating masts. That’s why the contract partner should do it”.Through regularity, a good routine has developed as a result. Afterwards, all systems run as desired again. Because “after all, all the traffic lights have to run again afterwards.”
While the transport service provider usually takes care of the dismantling, Yunex Traffic is mainly on site for the installation. Arrangements are made directly between the logistics company and Yunex Traffic. In this case, the city itself usually only acts as an intermediary.
Apropos: As Yunex Traffic, we do not only take on such services in Magdeburg. Such special requests also occur in other cities. The frequency with the city of Magdeburg is nevertheless something special. Because it is precisely because of this regularity that the technicians from Detlef Tischer’s team have given free rein to their inventive and innovative spirit.