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Occasionally, customers come to us with their crane rental needs and don’t realize that a massive project (even if it’s one that they’re currently working on) may need some special equipment. For example, where they thought they needed traditional crane service, they actually had a jack and slide project on their hands.

 

Our industrial rigging customers are usually experienced enough to not make these kinds of mistakes, But sometimes it’s good to recognize what situations require hydraulic jacking before you start the job.

 

Hydraulic Jacking in action

 

If you’re considering renting a crane, here are three scenarios where a jack and slide operation might be the best plan.

 

  1. Extremely heavy loads

In instances of an extremely heavy load, hydraulic jacking may be required.

 

When we say “extremely heavy,” we’re not talking about that grand piano you inherited from your great grandmother.

 

How heavy are we talking about? H. Brown’s cranes can handle a lot. When there’s a high tonnage project at hand, we might use the Lift-N-Lock Hydraulic Gantries, with upper weight limit is at 900 tons.

 

  1. Tight Spaces

These Lift-N-Lock Hydraulic Gantries use Pascal’s Principle with a system of plungers and oil to help us access tight spaces and lift objects vertically, getting them off the ground in spaces where more traditional systems would get hung up.

 

These gantries can then be moved (on a track or rubber tires), moving the payload onto other heavy-haul transportation or to their new location on-site.

 

  1. Unusual Obstacles

Sometimes, the heaviest objects seem to be in the most difficult places to access.

 

Using our hydraulic gantries, we are able to grab heavy loads that have any number of obstacles in the way, preventing a crane from approaching or requiring the load to be lifted straight up.

 

It also allows for easy movement of loads in or around water. If a load is in a watery spot where another vehicle might get stuck trying to lift it, or the suction of mud makes it more practical to execute a vertical lift, our gantries can straddle the water to get a good lift on the load.

 

Brown has the tools no matter what the project is. Our hauling equipment can handle any kind of load, including challenges like those above that require specialized industrial rigging on a hydraulic jack. If you’ve got the project, we’re up to the challenge. We mean it when we say, “If it’s to hook it, jack it, slide it, push it, pull it, roll it, haul it, then we do it!”

 

If you’ve got a project, get in touch to get a quote.

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