Specialist Lifting and Haulage

Occasionally, the size, shape or weight of the item to be moved requires specialist knowledge, experience and lifting equipment.

Versatile Lifting & Transport Options

From heavy machinery to modular housing units, Merritts ensure your project is managed safely and in accordance with all regulatory requirements.

We are able to undertake and coordinate all types and sizes of specialist transport work including complex notifications, road closures and European deliveries. Our service extends to covering all necessary paperwork for both UK and European deliveries. Our fleet comprises semi low loaders, standard low loaders and wafer deck low loaders capable of carrying loads of up to 60Te, as well as crane trailers, flatbeds and curtain siders.

In addition to our low loader fleet, our team is highly skilled in load rigging and moving. We have in house equipment and expertise to lift, handle and install items of all sizes weighing up to 125Te, enabling us to provide you with lifting and heavy haulage solutions for all of your load moving requirements.

Merritts experienced lift coordinators will provide lift plans for both simple and complex lifts. When combined with Merritts comprehensive insurance, this package forms the basis of our contract lift service.

Our extensive vehicle fleet, specialist lifting, and haulage equipment includes:

  • Hydraulic jacking systems with lifting capacity up to 125Te
  • Mobile cranes with lifting capacity up to 90Te
  • Versa-Lift forklift trucks with a lifting capacity up to 36Te
  • Lorry mounted cranes with lifting capacity up to 30Te
  • Overhead cranes with lifting capacity up to 10Te
  • Low loaders, flat-beds, curtain siders and wafer decks
  • Specialist rigging tackle
  • Fully equipped support vehicles

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Fully qualified specialist lifting and haulage project team

Your project manager will be supported by a fully trained engineering team which comprises: SSSTS trained foremen, riggers, HGV Class 1 & 2 drivers, crane operators and electrical & mechanical engineering specialists. Merritts also employ fully certified slinger signallers, banksmen and appointed persons to provide competent supervision when carrying out the moving and lifting of heavy machinery and equipment.

Storage Facilities & Workshop

We are able to provide insurance for the transport of equipment into stores, the offloading and handling and then insurance to store goods whilst in our facility. Within our workshop and industrial storage facility, we have an overhead gantry crane capable of lifting 10Te. This equipment is particularly useful for customers who require dedicated space to lift machinery in order to carry out repairs and maintenance.

Companies we have carried out specialist transport services for include:

  • Doosan Babcock
  • Futures Housing
  • Ward CNC
  • Komori
  • Garnalex
  • Meridian Lightweight Technologies
  • Network Rail
  • Radius Systems

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