process of removing concrete without damage to
the rebar could be controlled to a very fine limit.”
Both orders have provided hydrodemolition technolo-
gy with a huge boost in Singapore, enhancing the image of
The use of hydrodemolition is expected to increase in
Singapore in future, following government policy to im-
prove productivity and therefore reduce reliance upon for-
Manitou Assists in the
Calder Stewart and Grayson Engineering used their new
Manitou 280 TJ Access Platforms, supplied and supported
by A B Equipment, to assist in the Christchurch rebuild.
Both owner operators are impressed with the ma-
chines’ manoeuvrability, stability and accessibility and will
certainly put these machines to test during the rebuild
Manitou 280 TJ has a working height of 28 m and a
maximum outreach of 21.45 m and can hold 2-3 persons
in a large basket measuring 2.30 m x 0.90 m.
This model is very user-friendly with smooth hydrau-
lic functions and offer some unique features over their
competitors to reduce work cycle times. The machines
are suitable on construction sites, as well as a variety of
industrial applications where access is a requirement.
•A B Equipment
AntarcticaLiuGong Delivers Second Crane to the South Pole
A ship carrying a LiuGong TC250-4 Crane set sail for the
South Pole from Shanghai on November 7th, 2015 to assist
in the operations of a Chinese research facility.
This is the second LiuGong crane to be sent to the South
Pole and is due to land at Zhongshan station in Antarctica
after 2 months, where the first LiuGong TC250-4 crane has
been in operation for approximately one year.
Continuing on from the success of its predecessor, the
crane will primarily be responsible
for loading and unloading cargo,
truck hoisting and house repair work
at the Chinese research station. This
second TC250-4was specified after it
was proven that LiuGong’s extreme-
ly tough equipment can work relia-
bly and continuously in the extreme,
sub-zero Antarctic environment.
The commissioning of these
cranes is a direct result of a strategic
cooperation agreement between
LiuGong and the Polar research
center of China that was signed in
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