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Moving 220-ton GE machine requires careful planning, patience

General Electric is moving a stator (the stationary portion of an electric generator) from the rails to a 96-wheel trailer along Maxon Road Ext. in Schenectady on Monday.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
General Electric is moving a stator (the stationary portion of an electric generator) from the rails to a 96-wheel trailer along Maxon Road Ext. in Schenectady on Monday.
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This is not a piece of equipment you slide onto a pickup truck bed or stack in a delivery van. It takes a crew of more than half a dozen, a train and a flatbed trailer with 96 tires being pulled by a 16-wheel truck. It takes state police inspections and planning and clear roads and skies and a commute of a couple of miles that will take a couple of hours. Eventually, the generator ...

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