The heavyweight of GGR’s mini crawler crane range, the 8 tonne capacity MCC805, headed down to the banks of a canal in Derbyshire recently to lend its lifting power to the lock’s maintenance project.
The MCC805 telescopic crawler crane has a 2490mm wide chassis and offroad tracks which meant it could easily travel down the 4 metre wide path alongside the lock keeper’s house to the lifting location. The mini crawler crane was hired for a week to lift and replace coping stones and brickwork on both sides of the canal lock.
Using a 1500kg capacity Flat Grab Stone Lifter, the crawler crane lifted each of the 700kg replacement sandstone slabs to the correct installation point on the canal edge. The rubber lined clamping faces on the lifter’s extra wide jaws securely gripped the stone but ensured it was scratch and chip-free.
Another crawler crane model, the MCC804, has also been used for work on the UK’s waterways, here it is repairing a canal gate in Wiltshire.
GGR’s UNIC mini spider cranes are also proven performers on canal projects. Read more about how their helped with maintenance work at the Anderton Boat Lift, assisted with a lock inspection on Chester Canal and installed new lock gates at The Kelpies Hub and Buscot Weir lock.