Last week we carried out a Potain HDT80 dismantle in Somerset, completing a hire period of 18 weeks before moving on to another project in Surrey.
The Potain HDT80 Self Erecting Tower Crane was placed on site with a jib length of 31m and provided a loading capacity of 2.75 tonnes at jib length and 2.25 tonnes when folded. The height under hook, at jib end, for the project was 24.9m.
The project involved the construction of a music performance hall at Wells Cathedral School in Somerset. Wells Cathedral School is over 1,000 years old and has been co-educational since 1969, at which time it became one of the first independent schools to become fully co-educational.
The music performance centre, Cedars Hall, includes a 350-seat recital hall/auditorium, an up-to-date recording studio and rehearsal rooms. Construction on the project began in February 2015 and the Potain HDT80 from Mantis Cranes was on site from August 2015.
After a year or so of market research, numerous trips to Italy and a lot of days thinking “will we or won't we” in 1999, Mantis Cranes, known as Masol Ireland at the time, took a bold step and introduced the first hydraulic self erecting tower crane to Ireland.
Self erecting tower cranes, due to their mobility, fast erection and dismantle times and small footprint, are often suited to shorter-term construction projects, especially where space is limited. There are many different manufacturers of self erectors, offering a variety of models suited to different height and capacity requirements. In addition, there are many crane-hire companies to choose from so how do you make the right decision?
In this article we outline the top tips to follow when hiring a self erecting tower crane.
Safety is the cornerstone of every successful construction project and crane safety is central to this.
When it comes to tower cranes and self erecting tower cranes, compliance with the latest safety requirements is paramount to the safe operation of the crane on site. Adherence to safety standards, regular inspections, and proper training are essential for preventing accidents and ensuring the efficient operation of the crane on site.
In this article we outline some crane safety tips to follow on site.
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