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23rd October 2018


crane lift

Ainscough’s team have successfully combined forces to carry out a series of lifts in a LTC1045-3.1 at London Dry Gin’s distillery in Warrington for client TEP Machinery Movement.

The team was required to remove a distillation vessel so vital repairs could be carried out before the team fitted it back into place on the Sunday to ensure the vessel was ready to work later the following week.

Discussing the process of choosing the right crane, Andy Clark, Planning & Technical Support Manager said: “We have successfully carried out this particular job several times using an AC40 City Crane, but because of the small space available onsite it has always proved a struggle. This was mainly down to the reduced outrigger base and subsequent reduced capacities to carry out the lift as efficiently as we would like.

“When we looked at the LTC1045-3.1 low headroom crane and checked out the physical dimensions this proved to be a far better choice, as it meant we could use four different outrigger vario base widths and also have an improved capacity at the lifting radius.

“Ainscough has enjoyed a successful relationship with this particular client for many years, and TEP were full of praise after the job was complete. From the initial planning stage to commending the driver on the day, we’re happy that we were able to carry out these lifts to such a high standard.”

Commenting on the project, Nigel Thirkill Owner of TEP Machinery Movement said: “As Ainscough are aware this particular job is very tight and has been frustrating in the past. On this occasion the operator controlled the crane with utmost care and attention throughout, interpreting the signals perfectly and greatly contributing to the success of the job.”

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