06/09/2016 - 12:01 pm

Street Crane awarded new JCB contract – Industry News

Following a competitive tender, Street Crane has secured an order with JCB, the world-leading manufacturer of construction equipment. The contract has seen Street Crane design, supply and install four overhead cranes at JCB’s Staffordshire site.

These include three with a lifting capacity of 10t and a double girder crane which can lift 20t. Now fully operational in JCB’s workshop, they are being used to help test and service a broad range of JCB products, including excavators and wheeled loaders.

Nigel Backhouse, operations manager at JCB said, “We needed bespoke cranes that could meet both our existing and future requirements, so we had a very specific brief in terms of hook height, weight limits and service standards.”

The cranes, which span between 11m and 17m, have been fitted with radio remote control, which reduces operational risk for the user. Two of the cranes operate on the same track enabling them to lift in tandem if required, so feature anti-collision software to further optimise safety.

Chris Lindley-Smith, sales director at Street said: “We worked closely with JCB throughout the tender process, providing on-going advice to ensure that the cranes specified would meet the company’s specific requirements.

“The reliability and quality of the cranes, backed by our high service levels, will ensure that the workshop can accommodate changing needs, enabling it to operate as efficiently as possible both now and in years to come.”

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