Concrete Pipe Lifter operating at £431 million flagship Tram project in England
Dec 15, 2014
A-Plant - one of the UK’s largest equipment rental companies - is the fi rst UK hire company to have purchased the Concrete pipe lifter RVD-4-ECO-4-F, designed for the safe unloading and laying of concrete pipes in Trenches on Construction sites.
The RVD-4-ECO-F is developed by Probst GmbH, the worldwide market leader of handling and laying systems, headquartered in Germany. The Concrete pipe lifter saves 50% time when lifting concrete pipes compared to previous methods, reduce manual handling and lower the risk of accidents. Not only for pipe lifting but effi ciency can be made when unloading or loading reinforced concrete pipes on tracks at Construction sites. There is no need for using slings or chains.
The universal installation device uses a mechanical clamping mechanism to prevent slippage and to facilitate accurate placement of the pipe. The attachment fi ts to excavators via an integral universal fl ange plate, using a quick-hitch coupling. It can be attached to any lifting device with a quick change facility, capable of lifting 1 pipe up to 4,000kg and with diameters of between 300mm to 1,200mm. The Concrete Pipe Lifter RVD-4-ECO-F has also been on hire to A-Plant customer BM King Groundworks Ltd whilst working on a housing development of 2, 3 & 4 Bedroom properties in Shillington, Bedfordshire.
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