← back

Life-Saving Earthquake Simulator Shipped To Christchurch

Posted on March 1, 2012 – Shipping Vehicles

Life-Saving Earthquake Simulator Shipped To Christchurch

A specialist vehicle designed to help save lives in future New Zealand earthquakes has been imported by McCullough Ltd and is on its way to Christchurch.

The gigantic truck is called T-Rex because it weighs 30 tonnes and it thumps the ground to simulate earthquakes and tremors. It took the specialist skills of the vehicle shipping company McCullough Ltd to get the quake-maker safely shipped from the US state of Texas to New Zealand.

T-Rex will be used to help engineers rebuild Christchurch to withstand any future natural disasters. Sensors are placed on the ground as the truck causes its tremors. Readings from the sensors help to identify the make-up of the ground the machine is standing on, right down to 250 metres.

McCullough Ltd import vehicles to NZ for clients who have found a vehicle they want abroad, or for people moving to NZ. They also handle exports.

“We're absolutely delighted that we've been able to use our vast experience of shipping vehicles to New Zealand to make this important life-saving work possible.” said Daniel Hepburn of McCullough Ltd.

Testing is due to start on March 11th and it's planned that T-Rex will be used at 15 sites in Christchurch. There will be a chance for the public to see the huge machine in action during testing at QEII Park from March 14th, and at Ilam Fields on March 21st.

Parts of Christchurch are still cordoned off, two years after the earthquake which left 185 people dead.

Link to NZ Herald Article here


← back


Related articles

How to Buy a De-registered Car in NZ
Posted on 1st October 2018
If you are looking into purchasing a second-hand vehicle, you may come across so called de-registered cars. Their great advantage is that they can be a bargain. Although there are legitimate reasons why a car may be de-registered without it hiding anything sinister, you should however exert caution and do your homework as it can also be a sign that the vehicle is a lemon.
Read more


The Challenges of Ship Recycling
Posted on 15th September 2018
A thousand ships are dismantled every year, 86% of them in Southeast Asia often in conditions dangerous to workers and the environment.
Read more


What is a Warrant of Fitness and Can I Arrange It Myself When Importing My Car?
Posted on 1st June 2018
During the certification process, your car will be issued with a Warrant of Fitness – also called Certificate of Fitness depending on the vehicle’s size - which is a key document when importing a vehicle into New Zealand.
Read more


When Is the Best Time to Ship Your Vehicle
Posted on 29th June 2017
Car shipping costs vary greatly with the seasons. Read on to find out at what time of the year you will find the best prices.
Read more



Our easy - 3 step shipping process

×
Advise pick-up location
Documents & shipping
Delivered to your door

Tell us the pick up location and we'll arrange a date & time

We handle all customs & shipping including insurance

Enjoy your toy, after it's delivered to your door anywhere in NZ.

Get Started

Shipping a vehicle?

Get a free quote

Unlock your dream now …

Copyright © 2020 McCullough Ltd | Terms & Conditions

Website crafted by bocapa