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Hired hydraulic jacks from Kennards Lift & Shift lift Brisbane bridge

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article image Thiess John Holland (TJH) used the hydraulic cylinders (inset) while installing bearings on a bridge over the CLEM 7 tunnel

Kennards Lift & Shift supplied 20 hydraulic cylinders to Thiess John Holland (TJH) for bridge construction work in Brisbane.

TJH, a joint venture between Thiess and John Holland Group is constructing the 6.7km Airport Link toll road, Australia’s longest road tunnel.

TJH hired the jacks from Kennards to install bearings on a bridge over the CLEM 7 tunnel, which runs beneath the Brisbane River. The hydraulic jacks were each capable of lifting 100 tonnes and operated off a single pump.

According to TJH project engineer Rashan Madawita, the 100-tonne capacity low profile hydraulic jacks with tilt saddles and locking nuts were difficult to hire within Australia. But Kennards was able to source them from overseas and have them air freighted to Australia.

Kennards also helped TJH set up the hydraulic jacks, gave a demonstration and were available on the nights that work was done.

Kennards Lift & Shift had the jacks on site just six days after receiving the request. The jacks operated off a hydraulic split flow pump. New to the Kennards Lift & Shift range, the three phase pump with 100-litre capacity connected to four manifolds with 30m length hoses running to the 20 hydraulic cylinders.

The supply of the hydraulic jacks demonstrates Kennards’ capability in the heavy lifting area, going the extra mile to meet customers’ needs.

Kennards had a similar requirement from Rio Tinto when they needed 42 air hoists for a shutdown. This requirement was met by rushing in extra equipment from overseas to bolster existing stocks.

Kennards Lift & Shift has supplied a wide range of equipment to TJH including six 10-tonne pneumatic chain hoists for use on the Airport Link project to help with the dismantling of temporary concrete segmental tunnel rings, which were built to launch two tunnel boring machines.

Kennards Lift & Shift operates hire centres in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

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