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Rising to the challenge: For a tricky lift

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Lattey Group's Liebherr LTM1055 mobile crane conducts an off-site practice lift for a prefabricated building for Hawke's Bay Homes.

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Lattey crane hire

Lattey Group's Liebherr LTM1055 mobile crane lifts a prefabricated second storey on to an existing structure

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Lattey crane hire
Lattey crane hire

Lattey Group's Liebherr LTM1055 mobile crane conducts an off-site practice lift for a prefabricated building for Hawke's Bay Homes.

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Hawke’s Bay Homes specialise in off-site construction homes. We've been supplying crane hire services to them for many years. 

It’s a long-term relationship built on trust in our ability to get the job done - no matter what the challenge.

 

A recent lift for them tested both the capability of our equipment and the skill of our hire team.  The challenge was to lift a 14 metre long, 23 tonne pre-fabricated house section onto an existing structure, to create a two-storey home at the Shoal Beach coastal retreat in Central Hawke’s Bay.

To make sure everything went to plan, we first carried out a test lift at their pre-fabrication plant at Irongate, Hastings. Our rigging was connected to eight lifting brackets which had been bolted into the steel floor joists of the house section (an eight point lift).

Once we were confident the lift could be achieved, we took our Liebherr crane out to Shoal Beach for the real thing. Setting up the rigging (spreader bars, slings) alone took two hours. Due to windy conditions on site, it took two attempts to complete the lift.

On the second attempt, drawing on the expertise of our dogmam and crane operator, the top storey was lifted perfectly into place and the job was done.

 

Find out more about our hire plant and equipment here.