Lift and Shift
Emerson’s plant and machinery division is fully equipped to move your materials with our comprehensive lift and shift service.
We can supply skips and grab lorries for smaller shifts, or mobile crane units for bigger projects, either by request or as a fully project managed solution for specialised engineering lifts and critical jobs.
There is no limit to what our lift and shift services can cover: air conditioning units, domestic and commercial appliances, waste management and many more.
Our staff are fully trained and equipped to advise and manage a safe and effective lift and shift operation and we are able to cover all areas of the UK, not just the London area.
Some of our previous lift and shift works have been for the power projects and product plants, as well as lifts for the railway industry and nationwide utility companies.
Our lift and shift service relocated two 12t boilers
Emerson Crane Hire’s Ltd specialist “lift and shift” division were contracted to remove, load, transport, unload and relocate two 12t boilers from a rail depot in East Ham London to their new home at Tilbury in Essex.
The project had various problems such as restricted space, low headroom, uneven floors, narrow doorways and the sheer size of the boilers. To stabilise the boilers prior to removal temporary structural steel bases were attached which assisted in easing the skating of the vessels out of the building.
Once clear of the building Emerson Crane Hire Ltd provided the lift and shift team a Demag 40t city class mobile crane to load the boiler onto Emerson extra low loader trailer, this trailer was required to minimise the travelling height of the load between locations to avoid overhead obstructions and bridges on route.
The operation used specialist equipment such as Tirfors, skates, nylon webbing slings, a selection of bow and D shackles, lifting chains with adjusting clutches and slings. Temporary anchor points were installed to fix the tirfors and anchor them before pulling the boilers out into the open where the crane could gain access.
The whole operation went to plan and was completed on time and on budget. Below are the pictures taken that day but before which, you may want to see the video too!