Brace of new model Sennebogen 683E cranes sold to MPB
A brace of brand new Sennebogen 683E 80 tons telescopic crawler cranes have been sold to concrete frame specialists MPB Structures for work on the HS2 project in Birmingham. The first of a new model to be sold in the UK.
The machines were supplied ex stock from the factory and painted in the customers livery in our workshops prior to delivery.
Pictured here one of them is engaged in Saltley, Birmingham carrying out general lifting duties.
Both machines are being fully maintained and serviced by UK & Ireland distributors AGD Equipment.
RTG RG21T driving tubular piles at 1:3 backward rake
An interesting and unusual job this month in Avonmouth for Ravestein BV installing 775 mm diameter tubular piles at a 1:3 backward rake in 12 m sections to 32 m with one of our RTG RG21T telescopic leader rigs. Some 575 mm diameter tubes were also driven vertically.
The rigs first installs the piles using its powerful MR150AVM vibro and then drives them further with one of our Fambo HR5000 5 tons hydraulic impact hammers.
Rig supplied along with fully experienced and directly employed operator and piling hand.
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Another Sennebogen 6113R added to our fleet
Another Sennebogen 6113R, 120 tons telescopic crawler crane has been added to our fleet. This brings the total units of this very popular crane in our hire fleet to 5.
Featuring a 42 m full power boom, two winches, virtual wall system and the ability to dismantle counterweights and crawler tracks itself, it is no surprise that these powerful machines are being requested more and more.
We also have a couple of it's siblings in the fleet. The big brother 6133, 130 tons capacity and the smaller brother 6103, 100 tons capacity. All with the same features, taking our larger telescopic fleet up to 7 units in the 100 tons class.
This 6133 is picturered here working as a service crane for SB3 on the HS2 site alongside the M42 in Water Orton, Warwickshire.
Available for sale or hire nationwide with exeperienced and directly employed operators from UK & Ireland Sennebogen dealers, AGD Equipment.
Marchetti Sherpina sold to BAM Construction Training
The 25 tons telescopic crawler crane will be used by the customer in their training business. Based in Reading, Berkshire the company provides operator trainking for a wide range of different plant.
Their decision to buy a telescopic crawler crane was based on the increased demand for operators from the sector.
The machine was painted in their livery in 2-pack paint by our specialist paint shop.
Sale of first RTG RG19T telescopic leader rig to Van Elle
Following years of successful collaboration with hired machines we are celebrating the sale of the first RTG telescopic leader rig to Van Elle.
The machine was supplied with MR150AVM vibro for stone columns and sheet piles plus MB100 rotary head for rigid inclusions.
It has been put to work on one of their largest rigid inclusion projects to date, to support a new warehousing complex in Portgordon, Scotland.
Van Elle's ground improvement team began installing rigid inclusions for main contractor, Robertson Group in July.
Once complete the project will support the expansion requirements of William Grant & Sons, a renowned premium spirits company.
The scope of work includes the installation of more than 15,150 rigid inclusions across four whisky storage warehouses, covering an area of 535,000 square feet and designed to support both the foundations and the floor slabs.
Another pair of Sennebogen 673E cranes for BPH
Another pair of Sennebogen 673E, 70 tons telescopic crawler cranes have been delivered to BPH Equipment. This brings their fleet to 6 units of 673s and a total of 9 Sennebogen telescopic crawler cranes supplied in the past 8 years by UK dealer AGD Equipment.
Marchetti Lupa servicing CFA rigs for SB3 on HS2
One of our Marchetti Lupa, 65 tons telescopic crawler cranes supplied as a service crane to assist with placing reinforcement cages into CFA piles for SB3 the JV between Soletanche Bachy and Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering working for BBV on the HS2 project to the west of Birmingham.
The machine is equipped with a tier 5 engine therefore keeping emissions down to a minimum which is an important feature on HS2 sites.
It was on site for a total of 12 weeks along with an experienced, fully trained and directly employed operator.
Pink crawler crane donates again!
Our famous pink Marchetti Sherpa 70 tons telescopic crawler crane affectionately known as The Pink Panther has been busy raising money for charity all year.
Here she is pictured working for Cadman on behalf of Anglian Water at Coveney in Cambridgeshire where an old delapidated bridge needed to be removed and the access was via a farmers field. Perfect job for a telescopic crawler crane!
After 10 years of donating a toal sum of £100,000 to Cancer Research we decided on a new charity this year. Myeloma UK have just received a donation from us for £10,000 which we hope will go a long way to help with their research.
Leading bored piling rig manufacturer Comacchio appoints AGD
Leading world manufacturer of bored piling rigs Comacchio has appointed AGD Equipment to be the UK & Ireland distributor for their CH range of large diameter bored piling rigs, CFA piling rigs and accessories.
Their range of rigs extends from 15 - 90 tons in weight covering most requirements in our market. They boast some extremely innovative and unique features, including the lowest rig weights in their class due to manufacturing using high tensile steel, high powered Rexroth hydraulic systems resulting in small engine power requirements and lower fuel consumption. All excellent points when considering cost of transport and diesel in these times and at the same time lowering your carbon foot print.
Plans are in hand to invest in machines for our rental fleet, parts stock and service training. We will be taking over the servicing of existing customers machines with immediate effect.
Photo here of the contract signing ceremony by both parties at our Stratford upon Avon premises earlier this month.
Another first for AGD!
We have been taking on apprentices and trainees for 40 years but recently we took on our first female crawler crane operator!
Liz Hardwick joined us in October as a Crane Supervisor / trainee crawler crane operator. Here she is pictured after successfully passing her training course at Ivor King Training in Nuneaton.
She has since completed her NVQ through our in-house training programme and now is a fully fledged crawler crane operator. She is currently operating one of our most popular cranes, a Marchetti Sherpina, 25 tons telescopic crawler crane in Cambridge and the feedback about her performance has been excellent. Well done Lizzie!