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                                                                                     POC 3500-94
                                                                                     3 /2" capacity, power-operated
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                  Model 1                                                                    POC 2500-80
                  3 /4" capacity                                                             2 /2" capacity,
                                                                                             power operated
                                                   Model 1A
                                                   1 /16" capacity                             C-1750
                                                                                               1 /4" capacity
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                         1 /2" capacity                          1 /8" capacity, power-operated

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                                                   184 NW 10th St, Meridian, Idaho 83642
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         ing in the raw, roll formed steel and   to mobilize and erect a state-of-the-art   of 5t, 3m-long slings dropped vertically
         welding  the  cranes  right  here  in  our   digital air-traffic control tower at Lon-  from the MOD 12s. Further, eight 6.5t
         new  McCook,  IL facility” commented   don City Airport.              bow shackles were used to connect lift-
         Mike  Rehor,  Vice  President  of Sales   In  the  final  stages  of  the  project,  a   ing gear to eight 3t, 1m-long endless
         and Marketing  at Handling  Systems   450t capacity Liebherr  LTM1450-8.1   slings,  double-wrapped  around node
         International.  “We have seen  strong   mobile crane lifted four 15.5t  (gross   connection points.
         demand for enclosed track cranes over   load 17.7t) sections  into place, each   Simon Courtney, Contract Lift
         the past several years and this product   measuring  6m sq.  and 9m in  height.   Manager  at  City  Lifting,  said:  “Con-
         compliments our dealers desire to have   They  are part of a steel tower  struc-  necting the rig to the load was the
         an alternative source  and Midwest   ture that stands over 50m tall at the   most challenging part of the job. We
         manufacturer of enclosed track cranes.   Thameside airfield. Integral to the lifts   could  only  gain  access  to  the  lifting
         Our new facility will allow us to more   were a Modulift CMOD spreader frame   points via bosun’s chair [a device
         easily manufacture this  product and   with  4.5m x 4.5m centres  and four   used to suspend a person to perform
         service our dealers needs.”        lower MOD spreader beams at 2.2m in   work  aloft],  which  required  a  great
           Handling Systems International   length to facilitate an eight-point lift.  deal of planning throughout the proj-
         has  launched  a  new  web  domain:   Such frames are recommended for   ect as lifts were conducted over water and full market-  loads that have more than two lift-  and at height. The CMOD frame was
         ing material to support their dealer   ing points. Struts from the MOD 24   originally connected directly to the
         sales efforts.                     beams were combined with four corner   crane hook but based on 11th-hour
           Headquartered in La Grange, IL., Han-  units to complete the frame. Custom-  consultation with a steel designer,
         dling Systems International, Inc. (www.  ers that already have Modulift struts   we were required to complicate the is a leading manufacturer   can re-use them with the corner units   rig even further to support the center
         of Jib and Gantry Cranes, Bridge Cranes   to achieve four-point lifts. However,   spine of the tower.”
         and Material Handling Solutions.   in this case, four additional MOD 12s   City Lifting’s scope of work actually
         City Lifting and Modulift          were used beneath at 2.2m to create   started  long  before  the  final  assem-
                                            the extra lifting points.
                                                                               bly. Buckingham Group Contracting,
         Raise Tower at London                Endless web slings  were  utilized at   working for NATS Holdings (formerly
         Airport                            various points throughout the rig; four   National  Air  Traffic  Services),  tasked
           In one of the most complex series of   10t slings were used at 6m directly be-  Courtney and his team with building
         lifts in recent memory, rental firm City   neath  the  crane  hook,  while  eight  5t,   the tower sections, using a 70t capac-
         Lifting utilized a number of cranes and   2m-long slings were attached beneath   ity mobile crane, placing them onto a
         a variety of below-the-hook equipment   the lifting frame, and the same number        continued on next page

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