You want to lift a big heavy load, so you need a big heavy crane, right? Wrong! Valla mini cranes are designed to work in modern environments where the work to load ratio is an increasingly critical issue.
Valla pick and carry cranes are designed to be as light as possible, relative to the load they are lifting.
That is why we are finding that many customers are switching to Valla mini cranes because they offer the most effective, efficient, flexible lifting solutions.
The machines have been primarily designed to work in industrial and manufacturing sector.
But increasingly certain models of these versatile mini cranes are being used in the construction industry for specific tasks in second fix and third fix work, such as glazing, facades, curtain walling, fitting escalators and shop fit-outs.
One reason why the Valla mini crane is being used in this way, is the introduction of modern building materials and techniques. Because, more than ever, time costs money, developers want to build as quickly as possible.
Technical advances are allowing buildings to be made with more light-weight materials. Modular design and the fashion for glass in larger panels and complex shapes is also driving change.
In these circumstances, Valla mini cranes, or compact cranes as they are also known, have come into their own.
On a construction site, a mini crane can be used continuously on a dedicated task. A tower crane is shared by all the contractors on site, needs more people to operate and is a lifting system that has its own risks.
Therefore, a contractor can buy a compact crane or go down the route of mini crane hire, and have sole use of the crane.
Valla pick and carry cranes can be fitted with a 60m winch. At three metres per floor, that is enough for up to a 20 storey lift in before the mini crane needs to be moved to higher floors.
Access and floor loading are critical issues on construction sites and in the manufacturing sector, where mini cranes are also regularly used for machinery set, maintenance and machine moving.
For example, the 25EL pick and carry crane has a 2,250kg maximum lift capacity but weighs just 1,950 kg. Hird can also supply tracked mini cranes, the Valla 20E TRX and 20D TRX, which are ideal for use on uneven terrain.
With new buildings, given new designs, the ground force allowed can be low. Valla has solved this problem by creating standard weights for the cranes, making it easier for architects and managers to plan their use.
The 25EL mini crane can be used to lift basic building materials. Fitted with vacuum lifter attachments, they can also be used to lift and install glass panels, plasterboard panels, shuttering, steel plates and concrete or stone slabs.
If you are interested in making best use of the benefits pick and carry cranes can bring to your worksite, contact us at Hird for the latest and most competitive mini crane hire rates.
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