Lifthing was asked to transport a brand-new engine the customer had developed from their production hall to the final test location. During a preliminary visit to the site it became clear that moving the 45-tonne colossus would be a delicate job.
Jack and skid technique
It was clear that jacks and skids would be the technique of choice to carry out this precision task. The step-by-step plan was meticulously prepared:
lifting the engine in the production hall
transporting it across the site
unloading using the jacking system
skidding into the testing area
lowering it into the test pit using a jack system
Down to the millimetre
Thanks to thorough preparation, professional jack and skid systems and a well-coordinated team, the engine could be installed in the pit with precision down to the millimetre. Thus, a spectacular Lifthing operation was brought to a successful conclusion, with a very satisfied customer as a result.