#fassiatwork with Arctec Fabrications Ltd

Essex based Arctec Fabrications Ltd undertakes complex building projects and also specialises in temporary works and facade supports.

A recent job saw them working in partnership with KCP demolition to erect a steel structure to preserve the original façade of a building on Marylebone Lane in Central London. Working in such a busy part of London certainly presented its challenges. There were limitations on the number of vehicles allowed through during the closure of the narrow road; little space to deploy the crane’s outriggers coupled with noise and safety considerations for residents and passers by.

The company used its FASSI F660RA and long reach flyjib to its full potential with little margin for error to ensure the steel structure was erected safely protecting the building’s façade. The skills of the operator combined with the reach and the millimetre precision of the FASSI crane allowed for the steel beams to be lifted into place with no margin for error. Beams were carefully passed through windows and to the roof of the building enabling the demolition to be carried out behind from the top down.

Thanks to Dean Stiller for sharing this #fassiatwork story and photos. As Dean says ‘Everything is made easier with the FASSI.’

A FASSI double for Richard Lester Transport

Richard Lester Transport comes from a family of specialist haulage contractors dating back to the 1930’s. Operating out of their main depot in Chesterfield, with a fleet of over 25 vehicles & a wide range of chassis, they have grown to be one of the major specialist transport companies in the UK concentrating on the bespoke transporting of plant machinery and over-sized freight.

The company operates a fleet of light, medium and heavy duty FASSI cranes from an M25A.12 up to the F820RA.2.26. and recently purchased two new FASSI cranes, both F660RA.2.26 he-dynamics, from FASSI UK main dealer Central Crane Technicians in Chesterfield.

The power to weight ratio of the FASSI F660RA.2.26 he-dynamic has made it the UK’s best-selling crane in its class. With the FSC-SII stability system matched with ‘HS’ supplementary outriggers, the crane can work up to rated capacity with the outriggers extended by only 25%, safely controlled by the tilt sensor.

When Richard was asked why he chose FASSI cranes again he explains:

“ FASSI cranes are reliable and our drivers enjoy using them, they are smooth, simple and at the end of the day they are good lifters, enabling us to provide a fast, reliable, and efficient service to all our customers.”

At work with Keith Rhodes Machinery Installations

Gloucester based Keith Rhodes Machinery Installations have been in operation for nearly 40 years and are “Specialists in Motion” undertaking all aspects of abnormal loads and heavy haulage.

A recent job saw the company tasked with relocating the last surviving Gloster Javelin FAW4 X364 aircraft at the Jet Age Museum in Gloucester. The plane had been stored near the end of the runway since its arrival from RAF Leeming. The move allowed the Museum to assess the requirements for refurbishment and preservation of the aircraft into the future.

This fantastic photo shows Keith Rhodes using a FASSI F450CXP and F710RA crane in an impressive and carefully managed dual lift. The FASSI cranes are the perfect choice for a job such as this combining precision lifting along with manoeuvrability.

#fassiatwork – Photos courtesy of Carl Radford.

K & S Elephants

A lift they’ll never forget

Tewkesbury based K&S Transport Services is a family run business that prides itself on its ability to fulfil a range of transportation requirements across the South West and the UK.  The company says ‘If it can be lifted, we can move it.’  That statement was put to the test when this time last year the team arrived on-site at a farm in the Cotswolds to transport a herd of real-life wooden Elephant sculptures to Sudeley Castle, near Cheltenham.

The Elephant Family were part of a touring environmental art campaign by Co-Existence, which highlights the plight of animals in danger of extinction.  The installation’s aim was to illustrate how animals and humans can live together in society.

The company used their FASSI F420XP crane to lift and transport the elephants onto their lorry.  From the medium-duty range, the crane is a great companion for the job as it is extremely dynamic.  THE XP system can overcome complex situations without compromising the performance or safety of the crane.

Driving to Sudeley Castle took the team through the centre of Cheltenham.  K&S Transport’s Keith Hall said ‘I have never seen people get their phones out so quickly to get a picture; the way they looked and looked again with their mouths open. We had cars following us trying to get a photo.  It’s not every day that you get the chance to carry out a lift such as this, it was a real buzz.’

Just like an elephant, it is most definitely a lift Keith is not going to forget.

F70B for Contec

South-West based Contec are the largest supplier of natural stone for walls, floors and paving in Cornwall. The family run business has been trading since 1989 and is now run by Rob and his three sons from its Bodmin Road depot in St Austell.
 
The company has recently added to its fleet of vehicles with this FASSI F70B.0.22 e-dynamic. The FASSI crane is from the light-weight range and has a lifting capacity of 6.50 t/m and a maximum hydraulic reach of 7.1m The compact crane is ideal for the lifting of stone and materials on sites where light/medium deliveries are performed.
 
Mounted on an Isuzu chassis, the crane and vehicle were supplied by Redruth based SW Commercials.

F710RA for SOS

Southampton based Storage On Site is a family run business with over 45 years of experience in the container industry and has become one of the largest suppliers of cabins and containers for sale or hire in the South of England. The company prides itself on its ability to offer an efficient service at a competitive price to its customers throughout the UK.

The company has recently added to its fleet of crane assisted vehicles with a FASSI F710RA.2.26 xhe-dynamic mounted on a DAF truck. Combining reach with manoeuvrability the heavy-duty crane is capable of achieving a maximum lifting capacity of 59.73tm and a maximum hydraulic reach of 16.40m, perfect for lifting containers or cabins into place.

The FASSI was supplied by South-West dealer Avon Cranes.

BRONZE for Smiths

Smiths Mechanical Services’ Daniel Christian earns his BRONZE accreditation through the FASSI Engineer Training Academy

Smiths Mechanical Services have been the FASSI authorised service partner for South Wales for over twenty years. They specialise in crane, truck & plant repairs from their Bridgend base & their heavy haulage division even operates FASSI cranes themselves.

In this time they have had some great engineers & we are pleased that Daniel Christian is continuing the tradition having achieved his BRONZE accreditation.

A BRONZE engineer is ‘fluent’ in FASSI having demonstrated mastery of the the core skills necessary for looking after FASSI cranes including: crane service & inspection; using the service laptop to view black box data & update firmware; functional understanding of the FX500, FX900, FSC & MOL systems; liaison with the FASSI UK service helpdesk team (as required) to diagnose & repair alarm codes; operator familiarisation training; an ALLMI operator license holder.

Congratulations Daniel !