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terex AC 100/4L mobile craneGermany
Terex cranes gives a lift to Mercedes-Benx truck debut at Nürburgring

A Terex AC 100/4L proved essential in helping Mercedes-Benz with the public debut presentation of its new Actros truck, during the recent Truck-Grand-Prix 2011 at Nürburgring. In order to show the new trucks in their best light, the manufacturer chose a couple of extraordinary display areas. With the help of the Terex crane, Blankenheim based crane service provider, Kurth-Autokrane, lifted the 8 t. trucks onto a stage and onto the pit lane’s roof.

“Normally, lifting a few 8 t. loads is nothing out of the ordinary for us, but in this case we had to overcome a few unique challenges,” comments Kurth-Autokrane project manager, Frank Rodert. On one hand, the pre-production vehicles were extremely valuable and could not be damaged in any way while being secured and lifted. A team of specially-trained slinging experts was put in charge of tackling this issue, and used a Krause recovery system that uniformly transmits lifting forces to the axles of the vehicle.

On the other hand, the job was characterized by a lack of space and by the pressure of time. While the first lifting operation was taking place, a series of preparations for the event were already taking place, and as if that was not enough, the paddock had to be closed off for the second lifting operation.

Compact design a crucial advantage

The compact design of the AC 100/4L made it suitable for the tight space conditions at the site. “Most cranes with this kind of lifting capacity have a vehicle width of 2.75 m, but the Terex is only 2.55 m wide - in this particular case, every single centimetre counted,” emphasizes crane operator Josef Drodten.

The crane had to lifted the trucks to heights of up to 18 m while working with reaches of 12 to 16 m using a standard configuration with an additional ballast of 10.1 t.

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Godwin pumps USA
Godwin support recovery efforts at wastewater treatment plant

Godwin Pumps has been mobilizing pipe and crew to aid in the efforts at the North River Wastewater Treatment Plant following a fire there recently.

Five pump engines caught fire in the machine room at the treatment plant in Harlem. The 22.86 m (75 ft) lift station fire had caused sewage to enter watersheds and beaches alongside. The total required capacity of the facility is about 120 MGD in dry-weather conditions. The two remaining engines that drive the main sewage pumps have been supplemented with six Flygt electric submersible sewage pumps, ranging from 150 hp to 240 hp, to alleviate the temporary overflow conditions. The Flygt pumps were supplied from Cincinnati and Chicago.

Godwin Pumps is supporting the job with piping and engineering. Temporary piping was shipped to the treatment plant, including over 610 m (2,000 ft) of 18” pipe and 1,828 m (6,000 ft) of 24” pipe. Several pipe fusion machines are on-site, with technicians operating them around the clock in order to improve the situation as quickly as possible.

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