Merritts Invest In New Versatile 16TE Capacity Pick and Carry Crane

Merritts has taken delivery of a new fully electric £250k JMG MC-160 pick and carry cabin cruiser crane, a smaller version of the £400k JMG MC-580 that was recently purchased. This investment will assist with all machinery moving, installation and factory relocation projects.

JMG MC-160 Pick and Carry Crane

This crane will be available for long or short term hire throughout the UK and will be accompanied by a fully trained operator. Industries that will be benefit enormously from this 16Te capacity pick and carry crane will be:

  • Automotive
  • Plastics and Rubber
  • Aerospace and Defence
  • Pharmaceutical and Healthcare
  • Food and Drink

This purchase is part of a continuous programme of investment to ensure the company has a modern fleet of vehicles and equipment to safely carry out machinery transportation and installation projects for their customers. This investment will further develop their service offering, enabling them to meet the unique demands machinery manufacturers, agents, distributors, and manufacturing companies, and securing their place as the UK’s leading machinery moving specialists.

Commenting, Richard Merritt, Director, said “Over recent months, we have experienced a significant increase in demand for heavy machinery moving services in ‘clean’ industries such as food and pharmaceutical manufacturing where hygiene and cleanliness are of paramount importance. We also expect demand to be high for long term hire in key sectors such as plastics and rubber, automotive, and machine tool.”

He added, “JMG electric pick & carry cranes are state of the art. The crane’s unique componentry enables it to perform tasks which would otherwise require larger and more expensive lifting equipment, and its compact dimensions allow access to congested factory sites with ease.”

The purchase of this crane will provide the following key benefits to Merritts’ customers:

  • 16Te lift and carry capacity. Heavy machinery and equipment can be lifted and removed from the facility in one operation. This provides time and cost savings for the customer.
  • Quick set up time. This will further assist in carrying out projects more efficiently and will again lead to time and cost savings for the customer.
  • 8 non-stop working hours on a full battery charge. This ensures there will be no delays on site due to recharging issues.
  • Compact design. This is extremely useful where access is limited within a facility.
  • Fully electric, therefore zero emissions. Perfect for sensitive environments where noise and pollution need to be kept to a minimum.
  • Non marking tyres. This ensures new floors remain looking that way.
  • 180 degree rear steering with counter rotation to enable precision operability in confined spaces.
  • Electronic safe load indicator and tilting moment limiter to further enhance safety when the crane is in operation.
  • Hydraulically operated telescopic boom and removable counter weights for a variety of lifting scenarios.

Where this crane is utilised, as with all Merritts projects, customers can expect to receive comprehensive health and safety documentation, submitted for prior approval before commencement of works: Bespoke lift plans will be created, along with risk assessments, method statement, and all relevant personnel training certificates, and plant and vehicle maintenance records will be provided.

These cranes will be a great addition to the fleet, which also boasts a variety of Versa-Lifts, lorry mounted cranes and hydraulic lifting gantries. If you are considering a heavy machinery removal, relocation, or installation project, need to temporarily store new or redundant heavy machinery, or simply need space to carry out servicing and maintenance, please get in touch.

August 16, 2021 by James Merritt

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