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Tower Cranes

Overcome Strict

Logistical Restraints

The construction of a new shopping center

in Montabaur, Germany, came with a tough

schedule – just 12 months to build the huge

new 14,000 m² Westerwald Fashion Outlet

Center. Four Potain tower cranes were spe-

cifically chosen to meet the project’s strict


The main contractor on the job, Fritz

Mayer, called in four Potain topless tower

cranes to assist in the €17.5 m project: A

10 t capacity Potain MDT 218A J10, two

8 t capacity MDT 178 cranes and a 6 t ca-

pacity MDT 128.

The topless cranes were selected for their size – as time

was of the essence, fitting four topless cranes on the job

site were more efficient than if the work was done with

fewer cranes.

Mario Engelen, site manager said the shopping center

project was a logistical challenge:

“We work with a wide variety of building materials

and often with prefabricated components. During

the entire construction cycle, crane capacities have

to match these

tasks and every individual lift process.”

Nauheim-based Hack rented the tower cranes to Fritz

Meyer. Each crane lifted an average load of 22 t per day,

and at peak times up to 66 t.

Reinforced foundations were created where needed to

support the cranes. The rigging phase was achieved with

support from Potain riggers, the proven K mast system,

masts in mono block design and with strapping utilizing the

TIRAX system.

Manitowoc France



TandemWorking Increases Productivity

A fleet of Volvos are hard at work in Ghana helping the ver-

tically integrated Justmoh Group in its mining, construction

and road building activities.

The Volvo machines work in tandem, increasing pro-

ductivity on the job site.

The Justmoh Group is one of the leading construction

companies with experience in road construction, general

construction, mining, dam building and quarrying. It also

manufactures concrete and carries out cement distribution.

The company uses a fleet of 12 Volvo machines, includ-

ing seven articulated haulers – two A40F-Series

and five A35F-Series models – and four excavators,

including EC460, EC700 and EC480 BLC models. It

also has one L220G-Series wheel loader to work on

its toughest projects.

Joseph Titus Glover, CEO of the Justmoh Group


“Our machines perform like new, thanks to the

fact that we service them on schedule. They also

meet our cost per ton targets, which is making a

lot of difference. We chose the Volvo brand be-

cause we like to have the best in order to do a

good job.”

Justmoh purchased its Volvo equipment

through SMT Ghana – the region’s authorized


Volvo Construction Equipment

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Contractors World International Vol 6 No 1