Specialist Lifting and Haulage

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

Versatile Heavy Lifting and Transport Options

From heavy machinery to modular housing units, Merritts can provide a 24 hour service to ensure your heavy machinery lifting and transport project is managed safely and in accordance with all regulatory requirements.

Our business was founded in 1922, and as a result of nearly 100 years of experience, we are able to undertake and coordinate all types and sizes of specialist heavy machine lifting and haulage projects. Whether this requires machinery removal due to factory relocation or production line changes, we can arrange everything that is involved with a machinery moving project. Our service includes complex notifications, road closures and European deliveries. Our cost effective  machine moving service extends to covering all necessary paperwork for both UK and European deliveries.

Modern transport and equipment

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 heavy machinery. We have in house equipment and expertise to transport and install industrial equipment 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 heavy machine lifting and transport 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 20Te
  • Low loaders, flat-beds, curtain siders and wafer decks
  • Specialist rigging tackle
  • Fully equipped support and escort 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 specialist transport services that involve the moving and lifting of heavy machinery and equipment.

Storage Facilities & Workshop

Merritts also has over 80,000 ft² of secure industrial storage space on multiple sites. Within this industrial warehouse facility, we have an overhead gantry crane capable of lifting 20Te. This equipment is particularly useful for customers who require dedicated space to lift machinery in order to carry out repairs and maintenance. We are also 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.

Companies we have carried out specialist lifting and haulage services for include:

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

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