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         continued from previous page       crane sales company Irlequip Ltd.,   four-point lifts.  Maher  explained that
         supplies  head protection  products  to   which is also a distributor of Modulift’s   the CMOD 24 is the smallest frame
         workers worldwide.                 range of lifting and spreader beams.   that facilitates a length of 5m.
           A 121-year, fifth-generation, family-  Supplied from Irlequip’s Modu-  Irlequip were consulted on the addi-
         owned company, Bullard manufac-    lift stock, the frame with a 5m by 4m   tional rigging  gear and recommended
         turers  safety products  for  workers  in   maximum span allows it to lift all ves-  the correct  slings  and shackles  re-
         the Industrial  Health and Safety and   sel types on set. These boats vary in   quired, allowing the user to source the
         Emergency  Responder  markets.  The   dimension and weigh up to 5,000kg.   equipment from their regular supplier.
         Company’s  innovative products have   The frame, recommended for loads that   Maher and the team remain in regular
         protected safety workers worldwide for   have more than two lifting points, is ca-  contact with the crane operator, who
         more than 100 years and include ther-  pable of lifting up to 30t depending on   was already part of the crew, and on-
         mal imagers, fire and rescue helmets,   configuration; the corner units are rated   site riggers, as the project continues.
         head and face protection and respira-  at 7.5t each. The majority of lifts on this   In this case, a 50t mobile crane with
         tory equipment.                    project have seen the frame employed at   a ‘power-boom’ was deemed the best
            “We are proud of the role Bullard   4m by 3m, but the larger span has also   solution  allowing  maximum  flexibility
         has played in revolutionizing the safe-  been used for the biggest of the boats.  where internal headroom was at a pre-
         ty industry,” said CEO, Wells Bullard.   Damien  Maher,  capital equipment   mium. Additionally, the hydraulic luff-
         “Our  vision to advance human safety   sales at Irlequip, said: “We were asked   ing jib proved invaluable for mounting
         to enable long,  healthy, productive   to provide a solution for lifting boats   lighting and allowed for the precise fo-
         lives through innovative solutions  is   in a safe manner. We suggested the   cus of light during certain shoots.
         our  commitment to every customer   spreader frame as a practical means to   Maher said: “Irlequip always carries
         who chooses a Bullard product. A huge   not only lift but also to cradle the boats,   a stock of mobile cranes ranging from
         thank you to our most valued custom-  thus, preventing any inward pressure   40-250t, being new  and refurbished.
         ers, employees, distributors, and sup-  or stress. Furthermore, the rig allowed   Additionally, we carry a stock of tower
         pliers for supporting us throughout the   the boats’ masts and sail rigging to pro-  cranes to serve our customer demands.
         years and in the future.”          trude through  the opening inside  the   The market remains buoyant and we
           Bullard  is  planning  activities  ‘box’ created by the beams.”     continue to invest in growing our team
         throughout the year to celebrate its   The CMOD modular spreader frame   and facilities.”
         centennial anniversary of the invention   is designed to expand the capabilities   Maher concluded: “We carry a large
         of the hard hat. On Saturday, January   of  Modulift’s  modular  spreader  beam   [Modulift] stock ranging from MOD 6
         12, 2019, the Company will attempt to   system. The struts from the beams   to MOD  70 and also CLS adjustable
         break a Guinness World Record during   are combined with four corner units to   spreader beams. Larger beams can be
         halftime of the University of Kentucky   complete the frame. Those already in   supplied to our customers thanks to
         vs. Vanderbilt basketball game. Bullard   possession of Modulift struts can reuse   the excellent support  we receive from
         is  supplying  10,000  hard  hats  to  fans   them with the corner units to achieve   the team at Modulift UK—often at very
         attending the UK/Vanderbilt game to
         break the record for the largest gather-
         ing of people wearing safety helmets at
         an event. A Guinness World Record rep-
         resentative will be at the game to verify
         the record-breaking event.
           The Company is growing and recent-
         ly added the Bullard Center in Lexing-
         ton, Kentucky, where research and de-
         velopment, new product development,
         marketing, and global shared resources
         collaborate to develop the next genera-
         tion of Bullard products and services.
         Bullard  has  offices  in  Singapore  and
         Germany, as well, to service customers
         around the world.
         Modulift Spreader Frame
         Lifts Viking Boats on TV Set
           A modular spreader frame compris-
         ing Modulift beams is being used to
         lift handcrafted boats during filming
         of the History Channel’s “Vikings”
         historical drama series in Co. Wick-
         low, Ireland. The elaborate set was
         created at Ashford Studios and is be-
         ing shot in collaboration with Irish
         National Marine Services.
           The CMOD 24 frame is being utilized
         beneath the hook of a 50t capacity Grove   The CMOD 24, at 4m by 3m, here lifts a 4.5t vessel. The rig allowed the boats’ masts and sail
         GMK 3050 mobile crane, supplied by   rigging to protrude through the opening inside the ‘box’.
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