By: Kelly Holdaway On: August 23, 2013 In: Blog Comments: 0

G20 pick and carry crane and MRT4 lifter at shopping centre

Some internal glazing jobs are quick, simple and uncomplicated, but when you face the problem of fitting large pieces of glass through a small entrance way, sometimes it’s worth calling in the experts to lend a helping hand.

GGR stepped up to this glazing challenge at a shopping centre in Peterborough when others companies who looked at the job turned it down and said was too tricky. We knew that with a bit of patience, precision and the right kit this job could be done, so we sent one of our most experienced operators to work his magic.

A 2 tonne capacity G20 pick and carry crane and an MRT4 vacuum lifter were hired to lift, shift and install a number of 272kg glass panels to replace shop front glazing inside the mall.  To move the glass units from outside the building to the lifting location inside, the G20 had to work with millimeter precision to fit the 1928mm x 3534mm panel through a 2 metre high doorway. It took some perseverance but we eventually managed to squeeze each glass unit through with just 35mm of spare space either side!

MRT4 glass sucker and G20 crane lifting installing shop front glazingThe 320kg capacity MRT4 glass sucker was then used to install the glass onto the shop front, including a particularly tricky piece which needed to be fitted behind a beam. In its linear configuration, the MRT4 has a slimline profile of just 292mm so could fit inside this tight gap.


We’ve definitely had easier jobs, but a bit of hard work hurts no one! Our compact lifting equipment is ideal for shop front glazing projects, take a look at how we installed over 200 glass shop fronts at Westfield Stratford City with UNIC mini cranes and replaced a broken window at a London bookies with a Glass Sherpa trolley.

To help our customers handle particularly awkward lifts like this one, GGR offers a complete contract lift package which includes site surveys, lift planning and a dedicated contract lift team for your job. Contact us to find out more about this service.

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