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continued from previous page       of other rigging equipment to complete   additional  rigging equipment, includ-
         evolving work environment. Combin-  the initial lift. The same equipment will   ing a variety of slings  and shackles,
         ing varied expertise and equipment, we   be employed when  it’s time to reposi-  were  sourced  from Berry’s extensive
         were  able to  overcome  the  challenges   tion the bus shelter in due course. The   below-the-hook stock.
                                            crane used 30m of main boom, which   One-over-two spreader beam configu-
                                            provided 22.8t capacity at 6m radius.  rations are particularly common when
                                              Greg Allen, contract lift operations   there are four lifting points. However,
                                            manager at Berry Cranes, said: “The big-  in this case, Berry attached two slings
                                            gest issue was that the bus shelter was   at each of the four corners of the rig to
                                            originally built in situ during the 1960s   connect to shackles and the steel beams
                                            so no-one could know how stable it was   beneath the bus shelter.
                                            until we lifted it. Further, the lift re-  Greg Allen concluded: “Combining
                                            quired extensive planning as the location   expertise and quality equipment, we
                                            gets extremely busy during hours when   were able to complete the project safely
                                            the retail park is open to shoppers.”  and  efficiently,  only  closing  a  small
                                              Berry  provided a crane  operator,   area of the car park to complete the lift
                                            lift supervisor  and two riggers,  while   and escort the load away from the site
                                            the  client  supplied a structural engi-  on specialised transport. We had previ-
                                            neer and two carpenters. Special steel   ously lifted a 27t yacht with a MOD 50
                                            beams were manufactured and placed   [which can lift up to 50t at 8m or 26 ft.
                                            underneath  the  structure,  creating   and up to 13m or 42 ft. at lower capaci-
                                            a cradle for the load as it was lifted.   ties] and regularly employ Modulift’s
                                            Prior to delivery to site the beams were   products,  so  we  are  familiar with  the
                                            tested in accordance with Lifting Oper-  innovation they can facilitate  below-
                                            ations and Lifting Equipment Regula-  the-hook of our cranes.”
                                            tions (LOLER) 1998.                  Berry’s fleet, of which five are all-ter-
                                              Before the lift, the ground was dug   rain cranes, includes Liebherr’s 100th
                                            from beneath the bus shelter  in  two   UK-delivered 60t capacity LTM 1060-
                                            positions  to allow  contractors  to slide   3-1 mobile that arrived in May 2017.
                                            two beams lengthways underneath the    For more information go to the Mod-
                                            structure.  Jacks were  used to lift the   ulift website: www.modulift.com
                                            large beams with the shelter sitting on
                                            them to allow four smaller beams to be  Straightpoint welcomes Euro-
                                            slid widthways underneath the larger   Lift as distributor in Russia
                                            ones. Fabricators then installed lift-  Straightpoint has named a distributor
         Two 3t,  6m double fall chain blocks were   ing bolts onto the ends of the smaller
         connected to plates in the ceiling and welded                         in Russia, as Euro-Lift, based in Tolyatti
         lifting attachments on the top of the tank.  beams to attach the shackles.  near Samara on the Volga River, joins the
         photo courtesy of Rope and Sling Specialists  Berry utilized the MOD 24 spreader   company’s expanding dealer network.
                                            beam at 5.5m (18 ft.); it can lift up to   Integral to Hampshire, UK-head-
         and keep the landmark New Papworth   24t at 5m (17 ft.) and used up to 8m   quartered Straightpoint’s growth strat-
         Hospital construction project on track.”  (26 ft.) at lower capacities. The pair of   egy is partnerships with lifting-centric
           For more information, visit the RSS   MOD 12 beams was used at 4m (13 ft.);   businesses  across the world.  A com-
         website: www.rssgroup.co.uk        they are capable of lifting 12t at 4.75m   monality of these distributors is their
                                            (15 ft.), while lower capacities are pos-  portfolios of equipment from leading
         Berry Cranes uses Modulift         sible up to 6.5m (21 ft.). The beams and   manufacturers of hoists, rigging gear
         Beams to lift bus shelter
           Northampton, UK-based rental com-
         pany Berry Cranes Ltd used an all-ter-
         rain crane rigged with a one-over-two
         Modulift  spreader  beam  configuration
         to lift a wooden bus shelter at the Bi-
         cester  Village shopping outlet in  Ox-
         fordshire recently.
           Berry  was  tasked  to  lift  the  fragile
         12.5t bus shelter from its roadside loca-
         tion, relocate it to a storage area half a
         mile away, and eventually return it to
         another location at the retail village. It
         had to be moved to accommodate im-
         portant roadworks at its original posi-
         tion. Integral to the operation was three
         spreader beams from below-the-hook
         equipment manufacturer Modulift.
           Berry chose a Tadano ATF 70-G4
         from  its  12-crane  fleet,  a  MOD  24   A Tadano ATF 70-G4 was rigged with a one-over-two Modulift spreader beam configuration
         spreader, two MOD 12s, and a variety   to lift the 12.5t bus shelter.
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