THE PHYSICAL SUBMISSIONS FOR THIS CATEGORY INCLUDE:
Throughout the history of Gundel Transport I have tried to offer to customers innovation, specific requirements whilst trying to maintain versatility. When we were primarily involved in the delivery of building materials, we were among the first to offer a rear mounted crane on an 8-wheeler to facilitate better more versatile offloading on site. We were amongst the first smaller operators to build our own drawbar trailers enabling rigid access with artic payload. We then moved into utilities with the ability to deliver pipework efficiently, and safely using various models of offload; hiab, lorry mounted forklift etc.
For this we devised a series of ancillary lifting devices, this culminated in 2011 that we won an SHPIOSH award partnership for Initiative of the Year. We have continued to try & improve our services, and the fleet of vehicles for the end user. We pushed for hiabs on trailers, building two of our own, which have proved very useful & popular. We have pursued the rear steer approach in all its forms across our fleet to give greater access possibilities.
We have achieved and maintained FORS gold standard and operate both CITB & ALLMI trained operatives. The latest project for us was to build a double extending fully hydraulic rear steering trailer with a mounted Palfinger PK50002, not only on the neck, but right at the front. Given our existing relationship with Broshuis, who had built two trailers to our specification previously, we met (on several occasions) with the management and engineers in Kampen (including our Palfinger sales rep) about what we had in mind, and this enabled us to successfully design and build the trailer based on our exact requirements. We incorporated trestles to enable the carrying of long loads, ramps for wheeled & tracked plant and twist locks for containers.
The end result saw the trailer offer exceptional access capabilities, but most importantly a crane that was stable, that could lift at 360 degrees under full capacity without the need for extra front legs on the tractor unit. The trailer has been in use now for just under 12 months and is more than we could have ever wanted – and some! This trailer very much sums up our company ethos: it is practical, versatile and specialist.
Largest Crane in the world in size and capacity the SGC250 (Sarens Giant Crane)
Press Release Attached below covering the full build, capacities and how the crane will / is supporting the build of Hinckley Point C Nuclear Power Station.
Also below video’s of the launch and how the crane relocates from one location to another to a total weight of over 9,000te.
What were the outcomes?
The largest land based crane in the world, build Hinckley Point C Power Station.