Production of Custom Floor Crane for Removal of Outboard MotorsBack
Brief: The customer had a requirement for lifting outboard motors in outstations which did not have the availability of overhead craneage. The motors were to be lifted from a transportation crate onto a RIB which was situated on a launching trailer.
What we did: We attended the customer’s site in order to discuss the requirements. This included understanding how the motors were to be transported to site and what form their transportation crate took; where the motor was to be installed and what restrictions were imposed by headroom and the launching trailer.
We provided a quotation for a prototype unit which was subsequently ordered. A unit was manufactured and taken to site by our engineer who carried out trial lifts with the customer. The unit was returned to our works where a number of modifications were made to improve operation. We returned to site and the unit trialled again. It was then left with the customer to carry out some initial ‘in the field’ testing before being given a suitable finish and delivered to the customer.
The requirements of the customer determined that it would not be possible to provide a standard floor crane unit and that a bespoke unit was needed. Because the customer required to use the crane on a number of sites the crane was manufactured in order that it could be broken down and transported.