Manitex Valla pick and carry cranes and a Winlet glazing robot were among the machines catching the eye at Vertikal Days.
Hird had plenty to offer at the event at Silverstone, the home of F1 Racing, which showcases the latest lifting and access equipment and services from across Europe.
It is traditionally a day for deals to be done, and deals to be concluded, which very much applied to the Hird team across the two days.
Two of the mini cranes, the Valla 20E and the Valla 90E, were at the show for Alun to see, ready to be transported directly to VML Group’s HQ in Bridgend, South Wales, as soon as Vertikal Days ended.
Hird Crane Sales Manager Carl Cooper said: “It was a pleasure to welcome Alun to the stand to view his new mini cranes. It was also very helpful to be able to showcase them to the many people who stopped by during the show.”
Hird also had a Valla 25EL on the stand, demonstrating, for the first time, the front braking option now available. The pedestrian-controlled pick and carry crane has a 2,250kg lift capacity and an optional fly jib, extending the tip height to over five metres.
Also on show was a Winlet glazing robot. This revolutionary glass lifting machine brings new levels of productivity, precision, and safety to glass and non-porous sheet installation.
Hird was displaying the Winlet 350 glazing robot. With a maximum lifting capacity of 350kg, it is the baby of the Winlet fleet. Next to it on the stand was the Winlet 1000, with a lifting capacity of 1,000kg.
Show visitors were also impressed with two Wienold products. The GML 800+ counterbalance floor crane can lift loads of up to 800kg, and can be fitted with a glass vacuum lifter, as well as a number of other lifting attachments.
The Wienold MFC 750 mini floor crane is a highly compact machine for lifting loads of up to 750kg. As with the GML 800+, it is robust and simple to operate, and especially suited to operating in confined spaces.
Carl Cooper said: “We had many expressions of interest, which we will be following up over the coming weeks.
“Being able to listen to the needs of customers and potential new ones helps us work with our suppliers to develop new machines that meet the every-changing challenges of material lifting.”