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Tricky silo movement

Van der Vlist group member ZTT recently carried out a very tricky operation, they were charged with the delivery of a 28,000KG dairy silo, which was first shipped from Germany and was to be taken to Bedum, northern Netherlands. The silo was shipped on a vessel named Janina to Delfzijl, Groningen.

From ZTT’s collection point in Delfzijl the transport of the 15.2 metre long piece was relatively smooth for something of this size, guided by the two escort vehicles supplied by ZTT. However as it made its way towards the delivery location, the roads became winding, and much tighter. It took a great deal of judgement, skill and care from the ZTT driver to negotiate through small and difficult turns, aided by the escort drivers.

The 4.7 metre diameter Silo was taken slowly and carefully to its final destination, where it was carefully unloaded and prepared for use in the dairy industry. The delivery was carried out in the late evening to minimise the impact on local traffic, particularly given the slow speed required around the tight bends toward the end of the journey.

The skill and care shown by ZTT is something brought to every heavy lift task that they undertake, whether moving silos, agricultural equipment, or any other out of gauge equipment. For more information about ZTT’s facilities and capabilities or for any enquiries, please contact ZTT on +31-548513865 or email

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