A matter of minutes
29 April 2013
Ferguson Modular has taken delivery of a Combilift Straddle Carrier, the first to be implemented in North East Scotland, to improve safety and efficiency when loading and unloading the company's accommodation modules. Until the SC was in place the handling of modules was a complex logistical exercise which entailed the hiring of cranes, the completion of lifting plans and the deployment of four banksmen to ensure safe operations.
The forklift/crane combination was time consuming, taking over an hour to complete one single lift. The procedure could also be delayed in the event of bad weather. With a 35t capacity, the SC now enables the loading/unloading process to be easily managed by just one operative in a matter of minutes.