Hird recently supplied a bespoke pick and carry crane solution to the Irish Navy, in Cork, Southern Ireland. The boom hire, scissor lift hire and pick and carry compact crane hire specialists based in Hull, Yorkshire, were asked to come up with a safe and quick method to move inshore rescue craft across the port and up and onto larger ships.
A new Valla 120D pick and carry mini crane fitted the bill perfectly, but needed to be fitted with a number of extra features enabling work to be carried out easily. The Valla 120D was fitted with:
• 12 tonne hydraulic winch – enabling the Valla compact crane to lift the boats
• Enclosed driver’s cab – protecting the operator from any unsecured/falling objects from the boat
• Bespoke boat carry deck – a bespoke cradle specifically designed to carry the boat whilst positioning the Valla 120D
• Fork lift attachments to the crane – to easily carry and load any other boat accessories
Available from Hirds through its Northern Depot, Central Depot or Southern Depot, the Valla 120D is a diesel machine, therefore ideal for outdoor work.
The Valla range of mini pick and carry cranes is extensive and includes models that can carry from 2 tonnes right through to 90 tonnes, these machines include: Valla 20E & Valla 20D, Valla 25E, Valla 30E, Valla 35D & 35E, Valla 40D, Valla 50D & 50E, Valla 55D, Valla 75D & 75E, Valla 90D & 90E and the Valla 120D & 120E.
This range is available to all of Hird’ customers throughout the UK, including an increasing customer base in Ireland.
For more information on the Services Hird offers, please call the team on 01482 227333