Safe Installation of 300kg to 950kg Steel RSJ Beams on Site in Wokingham with Restricted Access
K Design set the Hooka a 4 Steel RSJ I-Beam challenge. The steel RSJs ranged from 300kg to 950kg and had to be towed and carried 100 metres into the site through a restricted access without causing damage to the mature gardens.
The Hooka’s lightweight and load spreading tracks allowed it to run on a 13mm plywood track-way to deliver the steel I-beams to the installation area.
With 2 upper storeys of 13 inch solid wall to support, the first 2 steel I-Beams needed setting as a parallel pair. With its ability to slew-turn on the spot, the Hooka was able to thread the steel I-beams between the acroprops so they were inside the property and lift them up and onto the brick piers.
The 950kg steel RSJ beam was the first to lifted into position followed by its 450kg partner I-Beam. The Hooka then dealt with the 2 steel I-beams on the outer structure, smoothly and safely, installing the 300kg crossbar steel I-Beam to 2.6m high, before fitting the final 350kg apex steam I-Beam to 3.5m pitch height.
Key facts for safer Steel I-Beam Installations with the Hire of the Hooka
- Lifts and carries steel I-beams from the roadside into the heart of any site!
- Safely lift and carry steel I-beams of up to 1.3 tonnes.
- The perfect machine for restricted access sites, the Hooka is only 1 metre wide!
- Tracked base ensures excellent stability and minimum ground damage.
- Designed and built in Great Britain.
With it’s specially designed Steel I-Beam installation attachment on the handler jib, the Hooka makes moving and installation of steel I-beams easier than ever before.
Below you will see examples of the Hooka quickly, efficiently and safely helping with the installation of steel I-beams up to 1.3 tonnes each.
Plus with it’s stable platform and long reach, the Hooka can place steel I-beams exactly where they are needed, unlike traditional hoist-up beam lifters.