Job Study - Murdoch James Winery tank shifts

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Wine tasting was not on the agenda when Titan Cranes Lower Hutt was asked to assist at the Murdoch James Winery in Martinborough.

Our customer was Hardisty Engineering, working at a Transfield Worley site. The job was to assist in the installation of 10 fermenting tanks and platforms inside the newly completed building expansion.

Access into the building was congested and extremely tight. Public safety was a major undertaking as the site was still functioning as a working winery.

Titan supervisor Steven Tomlinson said while the building’s 3 metre door height and reduced floor loadings posed a challenge to installing the 2m diameter by 3.5m long fragile stainless steel tanks and 7m long robust but significantly heavier platforms, the crew successfully completed the job using Titan’s Franna AT 15 crane in conjunction with a Maeda CC.505 Crawler Crane.

Both cranes worked together to unload, turn and tandem lift the various piece of winery equipment into position with assistance from Hardisty personnel.

The two cranes’ ability to lift and travel with a load and the Maeda’s compact size and low floor loadings were invaluable in the successful completion of the job.