Pollock & Sons with 300 tonne Grove at New Zealand hospital

By Laura Hatton19 February 2014

A Grove GMK6300L all terrain crane lifts equipment onto the roof of the Tauranga Hospital, North Isl

A Grove GMK6300L all terrain crane lifts equipment onto the roof of the Tauranga Hospital, North Island, New Zealand

Crane rental company Pollock & Sons, based in New Zealand, used a Grove GMK6300L all terrain crane to lift equipment onto the roof of the Tauranga Hospital on the North Island.

The 6-axle, 300 tonne capacity all terrain crane was required to lift air-conditioning units and components and to help construct a mobile phone antenna. The heaviest item weighed 500 kg.

The GMK6300L was configured with 92.5 tonnes of counterweight and a 21 m luffing jib extension, taking its reach to 101 m. It carried out the lifts at an 82 metre radius, a company spokesperson said. Challenges during the project included a short time frame of ten hours.

Wayne Slater from Pollock & Sons, said, “Placing a few 500 kg objects on the roof of a six-storey building doesn’t sound hard but, add the variables of a hospital, 10 hours and limited space and, suddenly, you’re in a world of trouble. But we confidently knew what the GMK6300L is capable of. We got set up in no time, made our lifts without a hitch and finished well within the time-frame.”

Latest News
StepUp Scaffold will bring Nordic Platform composite decks to North America
StepUp participated with Nordic’s development of composite decks and accessories over 12 years in Europe and believes North America is ready for their ESG and practical benefits
Bauma launch for 58m Zoomlion boom
New ZT58J Ultra telescopic boom lift also boasts a 25.5m outreach
Vertical mast lift insights
A look at some of the newest vertical masts lift products and trends in thre market