City firm shifts the weight

LIFTING, transport and storage specialist Rapid Response Solutions proved it can carry the weight when it moved six 55-tonne rotors 40 miles.

Monday, 1st May 2017, 5:55 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:31 pm

The firm, which is based in Dundas Lane, Copnor, accepted the work from C. Soar & Sons, a specialist in dismantling and recycling of electrical plant equipment, to load the rotors on to vehicles from its transport fleet and deliver them to a recycling facility where C. Soar unloaded them using its own yard cranes. The task, which moved the rotors from Goole to Barnsley, was completed in just four days.

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Mark Bridger, director, said: ‘The first challenge was presented by the storage arrangement of the rotors, which was designed to take up the least amount of space rather than facilitate efficient loadout. Each rotor had to be jacked up and moved about 10 metre sideways.’

RRS used its two largest tractors, of 150-tonne capacity, for the job.