By: Kelly Holdaway On: April 22, 2015 In: Blog Comments: 0

blog 3A UNIC URW-706 was used to unload holiday luggage from Fred Olsen cruise ship, the Black Watch. The crane was set up on Tilbury Dock, a massive 13m below the ship’s deck. The Black Watch carries up to 804 passengers at any one time with a luggage allowance of 90kgs each – easy to see why a mini crane was essential to the job!

The URW-706 was the perfect machine for the task thanks to its 6t lifting capacity and maximum lifting height of 19.5m. One of the strongest mini cranes on the market, the URW-706 can be controlled from the operators driving seat or by a fully function radio remote control for precise placement of loads. Its precision movement allowed the luggage to be unloaded with the confidence that none of the passengers’ smalls would be strewn all over the dock!

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The Black Watch is a mighty ship, 205m long and weighing in at 28,613t; that is before the 804 passengers and 330 crew members are aboard. The ship sails routes around the UK, Ireland, the Canary Islands, Northern Europe, Norway, Greenland and the Arctic.

This ‘maxi’ mini-crane is capable of handling loads of 6 tonnes to a radius of 3 metres and a height of 7.2 metres. An optional searcher hook and a 3.1m long fly jib deliver a maximum hook height of 22.7m.

One of the biggest in our range, the URW-706 is very popular with our customers and has been used on a wide range of jobs in a variety of sectors, including:

Working on top of The Shard, London, Installing external glass for Aquatics Centre makeover in Olympic Park & Removing old signaling equipment on railway line.

As the official provider of UNIC Cranes across Europe, we have an experienced and knowledgeable team of lifting experts on hand to provide advice on your lifting job and any technical support you may need.  We also offer crane inspections, servicing, repairs and a full spare parts service with any crane purchased. Contact one of our friendly team of experts to find out more.


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