Historic lift for Geda

By Sarah Ann McCay29 September 2012

A Geda 500 Z/ZP provides access to the facade of the highest tower of the Schloss Neuschwanstein.

A Geda 500 Z/ZP provides access to the facade of the highest tower of the Schloss Neuschwanstein.

German lift manufacturer Geda has supplied two transport platforms to assist workers carrying out renovations on Schloss Neuschwanstein, one of Europe’s most visited castles, located in Geda’s homeland of Bavaria.

Two Geda 500 Z/ZP transport platforms are being used as craftsmen carefully restore the weather-beaten façade of the 140-year-old fairytale castle.

Geda worked closely with scaffolding firm BSB Franke & Wagner on the project, which saw the first 500 Z/ZP used to help deliver scaffolding materials. Stonemasons and restorers are also using the Geda 500 Z/ZP during the repair works, while its open top also means that the platform is used for transporting bulky equipment.

A second Geda 500 Z/ZP with a construction height of 38 m has been installed on the highest tower of the castle. A total of 15 landing level safety gates have been installed to provide the stonemasons with access to the tower at various heights.

The refurbishment works are scheduled for completion by the end of 2012.

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