Lifting Backup Power Supply Modules on a Tight Site in Bradford

The Hooka team had a really interesting tight-site contract this week, working alongside the Kent Group for Network Rail.

One of the 300kg backup power supply modules near Bradford Station needed exchanging. Following some detailed pre-planning it was agreed that the Hooka crane would provide the ideal ‘Plan B’ solution, with its 1.2 tonne lift and carry capacity and 1 metre width allowing it to negotiate the 300 metre long narrow access route alongside the rail line.

With its low ground pressure rubber tracks and suitable load spreader materials the machine was able to safely traverse the existing trackside infrastructure without causing any damage and then squeeze into the plantroom under the 2.2 metre high doorway.

The module was then smoothly exchanged, before the Hooka retraced its footsteps and loaded the damaged unit onto the flatbed delivery vehicle. A very successful operation and hopefully a precedent set for future rail work.

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