After much delay and many complications, Feeco International’s first of three rotary drums heading to South Africa started its journey yesterday, April 28, 2011. All three drums are participating in the Where Did You See Me program, in which people who spot the drum and take a picture can enter their photo in a contest.
At 210 feet long and 19 feet wide, the trailer carrying this drum has nearly 100 wheels. Together, the drum and trailer weigh 448,000 pounds. “It’s quite a sight to see something of this caliber heading down the road. People see it and are amazed and want to learn more. The Where Did You See Me program program allows people to find out more about these rotary drums that are actually made in their own backyard. It also gives us a unique opportunity to see our rotary drums traveling across the world instead of just hearing of its safe arrival,” states Erik Olson, head of Marketing and IT at Feeco International.
The rotary drums had been delayed several weeks after a few surprise snow storms. “It was pretty gratifying to see this drum finally leave the yard. It took a lot of planning and coordination to move these rotary drums, and it was very exciting to see it all come together,” states Chris Conrad, Project Manager.
People who spot the drums along their journey can take a photo and submit it to www.WhereDidYouSee.Me. Watch in the video below as this drum makes its first 90º angle onto the on-ramp.