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Fassi Truck Loader Just The Job . . . .continued

Fassi F990RA crane is able to work in restricted areas such as load truck bed inside warehouse.

The Fassi Stability Control) system ensures that safe crane operations are guaranteed.

Fassi F990RA crane is able to work in restricted areas such as load truck bed inside warehouse.

There are two challenges to be faced on this lift. There is a big tree to negotiate; and the loads have to be precisely placed.

These are achieved using the winch to hoist large wooden planks for the terrace under construction.

They are placed one-by-one, with millimetre precision. Flow sharing is crucial allowing the crane to perform four different movements simultaneously while also lifting heavy loads, such as timber sections, to great heights.

Jean-Luc Reymond created TM Reymond SA in 1996, where TM stands for Transports Manutention.
It was an undertaking that the Swiss entrepreneur chose and one he has developed over the years.

I soon chose to specialise in short-distance lifting and transportation services because I realised the potential of a professional and reliable service in this area.
     My main customers are construction companies but there are also the small artisan companies, again in the building industries, and also municipal services, such as power line maintenance. Then there is the machinery moving sector, delivering heavy equipment.
     There is plenty of work but even in Switzerland we are feeling the impact of the European recession. This has generated more competition especially given the decline in the work of small companies. That’s why I purchased the Fassi F990RA crane, to further raise the bar of my specialism.

Said Jean-Luc Reymond on why he chose Fassi Gru and now this F990RA crane is his ninth.

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Kijlstra Tank Saves Weeks on Waste Transfer Station Upgrade

United Kingdom

Kijlstra Tank Saves Weeks on Waste Transfer Station Upgrade

A precast concrete holding tank from Kijlstra’s Vario range has helped contractors knock weeks off a programme to upgrade a waste transfer station on Merseyside.

Local contractor LCM Group was employed by waste firm Biffa to install a new underground liquid waste storage tank at the site in St Helens. The tank receives and stores liquid run-off from food waste delivered to the transfer station. When the tank is full, it is pumped out and tankered away for disposal.

Kijlstra contracts manager Steve Gainsley. says:

The client’s signature idea was to install a lightweight glass-reinforced plastic [GRP] holding tank. In theory, a GRP tank is light, easy to handle and requires no special lifting equipment to install.
     The problem is, the specification required the tank to be supported and contained within concrete poured in-situ.
     This required formwork and reinforcing steel to be assembled within the excavation before the GRP tank was installed and the concrete poured.



LCM maintenance manager David Scott said:

We brought the idea of using a Kijlstra precast concrete tank to Biffa as a more efficient alternative. We already knew some of the people working at Kijlstra although we’d never used their products before. We looked at the precast option and quickly realised this was a much better alternative for this project.

The Kijlstra tank, from the company’s Vario range, is a simple cube measuring 3 m x 3 m x 3 m with openings for pipework and a level sensor to indicate when the tank needs emptying.

The one potential disadvantage, compared with the GRP tank, was that a mobile crane was required to lift the concrete tank, which was installed in one piece.

LCM having dug the excavation and levelled the bottom with sand, it was then just a simple matter of trucking the tank in and lifting it into position. The tank was in position within an hour of it arriving on site and then back-filling the excavation took place,

The excavation was dug, the tank installed and the hole back-filled all within 36 hours. Had a plastic tank been installed, the task of assembling formwork and reinforcement, plus the time taken for the concrete to cure, would have resulted in the excavation remaining open for several days - or even weeks.

The rapid installation of the tank impressed both LCM and Biffa, with the result that David Scott is hopeful of repeating the exercise for the same client on other sites.

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