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HMR Supplies featured in Structural Mover Magazine

HMR Supplies and our sister company Atlas Enterprises are featured in the fall 2016 edition of the International Association of Structural Movers, Structural Moving Magazine. The article highlights a high profile structural move and engineering project. Atlas Enterprises, a structural moving company, moved the historic Egloff House over a 100 yr old bridge. HMR Supplies engineered and manufactured a temporary bridge to ensure the original bridge was not compromised by the weight of the home as it crossed.

HMR Supplies – 911 memorial

Remote Controlled Load Transport System 

HMR Supplies completes several large projects every year. A few years ago, our team designed a custom remote controlled tree setting system for planting tress at the 911 memorial. In 2014, we received the patent for this piece of equipment.    

Remote controlled load transport system

HMR Supplies designed the Straddle Mover (a remote controlled load transport system) to meet the special needs of planting trees on the 9/11 Memorial plaza. It was important for the equipment to be able to carry the tree in the center of all the axles, be capable of traversing sideways and able to negotiate openings on the surface of the plaza. There are also up to 8 stories underneath the plaza for access, equipment and a museum requiring low ground pressure and a wider tire base. 

When you see the Straddle Mover up close, on the 9/11 Memorial webcam or on YouTube, it is an impressive site. The knuckle suspension is able to lift and lower the frame and load up to 20 inches. The block and cable system is capable of lowering the load below ground level, and 135 degrees of steering allows the Straddle Mover negotiate the tight quarters on the plaza. A single operator and a remote control operate the straddle mover. 

Although the Straddle Mover was originally designed for moving trees, it can also be used for a variety of applications.   

Creating solutions for custom projects is what we do best. Call us for a quote on your next project.    641-585-3630 

HMR Supplies receives award

HMR Supplies Award Recipient
At the annual conference of the International Association of Structural Movers (IASM), HMR Supplies received an award. IASM is a trade association with 385 members who are engaged in the business of moving large structures. 
The award was give for the “Most Innovative Move” in recognition of the historic Egloff House in Mason City.  HMR Supplies built a steel bridge over a 100 yr old bridge to complete a house move by sister company, Atlas Enterprises.

“This project showcased our company’s services: engineering, manufacturing, rigging and large structural moving” said Chris Holland, President of HMR Supplies.  

Boom Dollies

HMR Supplies has made a name for itself by engineering and manufacturing equipment for the heavy haul industry. The first Holland Dollie® was built in 1981. Since that time, HMR Supplies has continued to engineer and develop products that offer standard and custom solutions for heavy transport and on site moving. Currently, HMR manufactures everything from crane tag axles to dual lane transporters.The first boom dolly produced by HMR Supplies was for its sister company, CR Holland Crane Service, in the mid 2000’s. Since that time, HMR Supplies has found the boom dolly to be a natural fit for a standard product. HMR manufactures boom dollies in 2, 3, and 4 axle configurations to fit any make or model of crane.  We offer full dolly customization through tire selection, paint color, storage options and so much more. Check out our website for boom dolly options and specifications.