Collett transports 23-ton pressure vessel for LBBC

Collett transports 23-ton pressure vessel for LBBC

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Utilising its lightweight hydraulic jacking & skidding system, Collett transported a 23-tonne vessel on behalf of LBBC from their Beechwood facility to their Technologies facility, both in Stanningley, Leeds.

Due to site restrictions at both sites, Collett were required to employ the hydraulic capabilities of its jacking and skidding systems to extract and deliver the pressure vessel.

Calling upon the various trailer technology across its fleet, Collett arrived equipped with Faymonville low loader. Featuring a super low loading height, the 2-axle MegaMAX trailer allows skid loading directly to the trailer bed. Furthermore, this short wheel base trailer with hydraulic stub axles allows the steering axle to the altered up to 45°, ideal for accessing tight areas and hard to get to sites.

On arrival at LBBC Beechwood, Collett began the task of extracting the 23-tonne vessel from its siting to the awaiting trailer.

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With 25-tonne jacks placed at designated jacking points under the vessel, Collett gradually raised the load in 25cm increments. Supported throughout by timber safety packing, Collett’s Heavy Lift Team gradually continued the jacking operation until the vessel reached a suitable height to allow for the installation of the skidding system.

Reaching the optimum height for the skidding operations, Collett positioned the skidding track, complete with hydraulic push-pull units and low-friction skidding pads. As the push-pull units hydraulically extended and retracted between the locking points on the track, the vessel could then be manoeuvred to the trailer bed.

Having completed loading operations at their Beechwood facility, Collett then transported the unit the short distance to LBBC Technologies, before off loading and skidding into position, ready for final build.

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Author: Adnan Bajic

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