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Canadian carrier relocates 3,000 sq.-ft. home

SEATTLE, Wash. -- A B.C. carrier was recently called in to help with an unusual delivery - relocating a large Seatt...


SEATTLE, Wash. — A B.C. carrier was recently called in to help with an unusual delivery – relocating a large Seattle house to San Juan Islands.

Nickel Bros. House Movers was selected to haul a 3,000 sq.-ft. home built in 1908 to an island. Two Kenworth T800s with 425-horsepower Cat engines were used for the move. The first leg took nearly 12 hours which involved navigating a steep hill and squeezing under the I-5 freeway bridge.

The load weighed about 80 tonnes and two four-axle dollies and hydraulic jacks were required to get the job done. The house was loaded onto a barge in Seattle’s Lake Union. From there, it was shipped to Shaw Island where it was met by the Kenworth T800s which transported it the rest of the way to its new home site.

While it may seem like an unusual load, Nickel Bros. Has specialized in hauling houses and other large buildings throughout Western Canada (and now into the US) for 50 years.

“We abuse our trucks very badly,” admits Fred Watson, operations manager in Nickel Bros. Victoria office. “We seek trucks that have been worked hard in the kind of situations that we put our trucks through.”


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