A&B Industries Delivers Model-Bow Tug To Luhr Bros
A&B Industries of Morgan City located in Amelia, La. recently delivered a 76 x 26 x 10 ft. (23.1 x 7.9 x 3 m) modelbow tug to Luhr Bros. Contractors of Columbia, 111. The Bill G will be providing service for Luhr Bros, in its construction operations on the waters of Lake Michigan.
Several special features were required to work in the area due to low bridge clearance and high water conditions.
Among these requirements were that all equipment above the Pilothouse roof be designed to fold down. Both the Mast and Radar Base were designed to meet these requirements. Other features include dual Spotlights, one Port and one Starboard, and Bow Pudding that extends to the 12-ft. (3.6-m) mark.
Main propulsion is supplied by two Caterpillar 3508B diesels, producing a total of 1,710 hp at 1,800 rpm. The engines are connected to Michigan 70 x 60-in. four-bladed, stainless steel wheels through Twin Disc MG-5310DC marine gears with 4.96:1 reduction ratios; pneumatic controls are from Wabco and hydraulic steering is provided by ESI.
Able to run at approximately 13 knots, the ship's service power comes from twin Caterpillar 3304B gensets, sparking 65kw of electricity each — all of which were serviced by Louisiana Machinery's Morgan City location.
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