Flashback Friday! Photos from 20 years ago in Derbyshire

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Flashback Friday! Photos from 20 years ago in Derbyshire

Flashback Friday! Photos of one of our IHI CCH300T telescopic crawler cranes on a site in Belper, Derbyshire in 1996 for Ivor King Piling. As you can see we were no strangers then to supplying sheet piling equipment and crawler cranes to restricted access sites. The hydraulic retractable undercarriage on this machine really coming into its own when accessing the site. In those days this was truly pioneering especially being a telescopic machine rather than a traditional lattice boom crawler crane.

You may also note that the vibratory hammer was piped up to be powered by the crane. This was pure innovation. Saving on the need for a separate power pack and the crane operator could handle both machines resulting in labour savings too.

Lastly and by no means least this bit of history also demonstrates the strength and depth of our relationships. We have been doing business with Ivor King Piling for 25 years and this is reinforced today by the number of machines we have sold them. No less than 17 machines, including crawler cranes, silent pilers, CFA piling rigs and telescopic leader rigs have been supplied over the years. A truly remarkable journey and one we will never forget. We are proud of our heritage.