Penny Hydraulics loader crane in retail centre

02 December 2009

A Nissan Cabstar truck with a Penny Hydraulics V20 crane iss used by Meadowhall Shopping Centre in Sheffield, UK, to handle plant, machinery and building materials for maintenance work at the retail site.

Meadowhall selected the combination of the 7.5 tonne Nissan commercial vehicle and 2 tonne capacity Penny Hydraulics V20 crane for its ability to operate throughout the site and on surfaces that could not be easily accessed with alternative equipment, for example, fork lift trucks.

Meadowhall wanted to source a turnkey solution from a single supplier and asked Penny Hydraulics if it could manage the supply and conversion of the vehicle.

The vehicle is used to handle materials, including concrete blocks and bulk bags of sand. Lift, slew and boom extension on the V20 are controlled hydraulically for smooth, precise and safe load handling, said the manufacturer. The hydraulic reservoir and motor pump are integrated and fully enclosed in the crane body to ensure compact design with no need for an external oil tank, while enabling easy access for servicing.

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