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Recently in Austria, Strasswalchen-based lift and access
rental providers Rachbauer GmbH & Co KG provided
Inocom Construction with a Genie ZX-135/70 articulating
boom lift for a high precision task at a cement, plaster and
mortar plant near Salzburg.
Operated in conjunction with a 220-t crane on a site
in full activity, the machine proved instrumental in com-
pleting the installation of a giant steel framework cover-
ing a 43 m high drying tower facility within a tight three
and a half week deadline. The construction of the frame
was part of a process aiming to preserve the facility from
the elements, prior to an overlay of protective cladding.
The choice of the Genie ZX-135/70 boom lift came
following an on-site visit and an accurate job plan es-
tablished with the help of the latest planning software.
The ZX-135/70 boom lift met the 43 m maximum
working height that the job required, a maximum hori-
zontal outreach of 18,03 m, a fast 96-s lift speed to full
working height and a platform load capacity of 272 kg.
There were also several other features that made he
right solution to rise to the challenge.
As the crane hoisted each huge element of the frame
separately to the required height, equipped with electric
power drills, the two-man team progressed rapidly. The
entire job was completed without a hitch a
couple of days ahead of schedule.
Scraper Vs. Excavator - Video
A demo was held with Strongco in Grande Prairie
when K-Tec Earthmovers were tasked with strip-
ping topsoil with a mile (1.6 km) round trip.
Asdemonstrated inthisapplication, theK-Tec earthmov-
ing solution efficiently out performed the work of 3 differ-
ent machines (excavators, ADTs and dozers) with just one
operator and a single power-unit.
This massive advantage provides
fuel savings for the contractor, result-
ing in an environmentally-friendly and
profitable earthmoving operation.
K-Tec accomplished about 75% of
the work that 2 excavators, 3 dozers
and 5 rock trucks did in the same time
•K-Tec Earthmovers Inc
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