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Hired crane trucks used to install anti-throw screens

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Hired two tonne tabletop trucks with rear mounted Hiab cranes have provided Chess Engineering with great flexibility for installing and modifying anti-throw protection screens.

Manufactured by the company, the large steel screens prevent objects being thrown from road and railway bridges and embankments.

Project Manager for Chess Engineering Peter Phillpott said the crane trucks hired from Kennards Lift & Shift were ideal.

"We don’t need mobile cranes on a regular basis, so, it’s more cost effective and easier to hire when the need arises," he said.

"These trucks are not too big, and are easy to manoeuvre, so you can get up close to the work site, which means not having to extend the reach of the crane too far. The crane can lift up to 1300kg, which is more than adequate for our needs, and the tray is large enough to carry the screen components and our equipment."

Another plus for the company was that only a car licence and Hiab training is required to operate the trucks, Peter added.

The crane on these vehicles can lift 1000kg at a reach of 2.75m, and 415kg at 6.05m.

Kennards Lift & Shift has hire centres in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne (two outlets), Sydney, Brisbane and Townsville.

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