New Substation Transformer Heads to Its New Hillburn Home
The big move came off without a hitch about 10 a.m. today when the transformer was rolled out of O&R’s Operations Center in West Nyack to NY State Route 59 West. From there, the truck convoyed with a New York State Police escort on Route 59 West through Nanuet, Spring Valley, Monsey, Tallman, Airmont and into Suffern before crossing the Fourth Ave. bridge and arriving at the O&R substation there.
O&R’s contractor WJ Casey successfully completed the move using a specially-designed, 19-axle, heavy-duty, hydraulic, flat-bed trailer truck.
The trailer, transformer and its pusher truck are considered one unit. That unit is 239 feet long, 12 feet 4 inches wide, and 14 feet, 5 inches high. Its gross weight, including the pusher truck, which was on hand as a precaution, is 469,500 pounds.