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Shelter Delivery

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Your steel shelter will arrive by truck. Shelters more than 32 feet long typically require two trucks in order
to accommodate entryways, hatches, etc.


Your steel shelter should be unloaded by a mobile crane. It is important to have the hole prepared in advance in order to lift the shelter from the truck and set it in the hole in one operation... time is money. This 175 ton crane was required to set this l0 ft x 40 ft. shelter because the hole was 90 feet from the crane. The shelter weighed 13,800 pounds. A 75 ton crane will work just fine for most installations.