AGD flies again! 8 tons Hitachi mini crane lifted in at Battersea
One of our 8 tons capacity Hitachi mini cranes was recently dismantled to enable lifting into site by tower crane. We removed the boom and counterweight in our workshop prior to delivery late on a Friday night, and then sent a mechanic and the operator on Saturday to get it assembled ready for work on Monday morning. The machine is on hire to BBGE working as a service crane for a mini piling rig installing foundations at the site of the iconic Battersea Power Station in London.
AGD to distribute Pajot Air Hammers in the UK & Ireland
We are proud to announce our appointment as UK and Ireland distributors for Pajot air hammers. Pajot have been manufacturing piling hammers for over 100 years and now have a range from hand held post drivers right through to 5.2 tons hammers for tubes up to 1200 mm diameter or heavy section pairs of Z sheet piles. Click on the link for further information and to view informative videos.
AGD exhibits at Vertikal Days 2018 - Donington Park
Hope to see you there!
New hire fleet additions! Soiltek S80 compact CFA piling rigs
AGD are pleased to announce the addition of two brand new Soiltek S80 compact CFA piling rigs into their rental fleet. These machines are ideal for restricted access sites weighing just 20 tons and with a transport width of 2.5m. Equipped with 6 ton metre torque rotary heads and tier 4F engines they have plenty of power and perfect for London or other inner city areas.
Each machine is fitted with an auger cleaner, common gate diameters and NDT PL3000 concrete monitoring devices.
Available for hire nationwide with experienced operators.
Brand New RTG RG21T telescopic leader rig delivered to Ivor King Piling
AGD have just delivered a brand new RTG RG21T telescopic leader rig to long term customer Ivor King Piling. It is pictured here installing 600 mm diameter CFA piles to 16.5 m depth with a 15 ton metre torque MB150 rotary through mudstone in Leicester.
This multi purpose rig has also been supplied with a 150 tons MRV150AVM resonance free variable moment vibrator and is capable of installing sheet piles, H beams and tubes thus making it a very versatile machine. Another photo shows it installing pairs of Z piles in Manchester using a special double Z clamp which was part of the package ordered.
It is fitted with a Caterpillar C18 twin turbo 570 kw tier 4F engine making it one of the most powerful telescopic leader rigs on the market and at the same time complies with all the emission standards required for working in central London from 2020 and beyond.
Robert Law (MD of AGD) is pictured on the left handing over the machine to a satisfied Simon King, MD of Ivor King Piling.
AGD sponsor the Steel Piling Group
AGD Equipment are proud sponsors of the Steel Piling Group.
The aim of the Steel Piling Group is to highlight the versatility and the many benefits that steel piling solutions can bring to a project.
Click on the link to visit their new website and learn more about the objectives of the group.
AGD Equipment Promotional Video Launched on Daily Telegraph Business Club Site
Marchetti Sherpa Telescopic Crawler Crane at work on the A14/A1 upgrade
Our famous pink crawler crane has been busy once again earning money for Cancer Research working as a service crane for a large diameter bored piling rig. The machine is photographed here on hire to specialist piling contractor Foundation Piling Ltd handling a vibrator to install and extract temporary casings, lifting reinforcement cages and to carry out other general lifting duties around site.
The 70 tons Marchetti Sherpa telescopic crawler crane was chosen for its quick set up times and small footprint along with the ability to retract the boom quickly and easily on the site which is right alongside the existing live dual carriageway.
Affectionately known as the "Pink Panther" this crane is proving to be popular wherever she goes.
Sennebogen 680HD lattice boom crawler crane on hire in London
One of our Sennebogen 680HD 80 tons lattice boom crawler cranes on hire to H Smith Engineers lifting printing presses out of an old print works at Surrey Quays, London. The building is full of them, this one weighs 16 tons.
The hydraulic high vision cab is a great asset to the operator on this job. All of our Sennebogen lattice boom crawler cranes have this feature. We have a fleet from 50 - 100 tons available for hire nationwide with experienced operators. Contact us for further info and rates.
Marchetti Sherpa in a tight spot in Sheffield
AGD were recently called in to provide a lifting solution in Sheffield, South Yorkshire for local construction fiim Bowmer & Kirkland.
As you can see from the photos the crane had to be sited between two structures. The 70 tons Marchetti Sherpa telescopic crawler crane was able to carry out the job in this restricted space thanks to its ability to work with its outriggers in the half way position together with its incredible 14.5 m long with 40 degree offset fly jib and 40 m telescopic boom.
If you have a site with restricted access please give us a call. We will despatch one of our specialists to visit the site and offer you a lifting solution.