Case Studies

BNP Paribas/NHS Shrewsbury & Telford- Shrewsbury Hospital

This was another mission from the roadplatehire team. A maintenance crew had a substantial schedule of works to perform on half a kilometre of subterranean pipework. The lines in question, were in fact inside a network of sectional reinforced tunnels, directly under the access roads for the busy staff car park zones. Health and safety…

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Austin Divall, central London

Client: Austin Divall, central London How do you get a 5 metre steel beam through a hole about half a metre square? In short, with skill, care and early in the morning. With access via a car park entrance only, a manhole access was enlarged only as far as structural integrity would allow. Through this…

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Battersea Power Station

Client: Ronin Events, Battersea Power Station How do you render the derelict interior of the world famous Battersea power station safe and secure for thousands of people attending an event? Giant roadplates of course! Oh and it’s Friday morning and the event is Saturday night ! We were tasked by the boys at roadplatehire to…

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RNESC Network Rail – River Trent flood Protection

Robert Nicholas Limited called on a Friday lunchtime in January, with a serious problem. Here’s what happened in his own words…. ‘We had an emergency request from Network Rail to provide 120m of flood defence barrier to protect a main line viaduct being subsided by flood waters from the River Trent. The quick response that…

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Tandem LIft

Client: Baltic Distribution – Baltic Wharf, Rochford, Essex A 21 metre – 14 tonne tannalising vessel had reached the end of its useful life. Unfortunately, the window to replace it had come during a period of nationwide high winds causing a spike in demand of the fence posts, panels and timber, produced by the process….

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Farm machinery

Farming and agriculture runs through our veins and have been moving and operating farming tackle since the earliest days of mechanisation. That’s not to oversimplify the requirements of modern agribusiness and the level of support needed by the networks of machinery dealers and service agents that look after them. Our experienced operators not only know…

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Block 18, Canterbury College, CT1 3AJ

Client: Austin Divall ℅ Morgan Sindall To complete the first class indoor sports facilities at the prestigious Canterbury College, some 4 loads of mighty 24 metre long support beams were required. Getting them there from the manufacturers right on the South coast in Sussex all the way to the centre of Canterbury safely, involved some…

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Rainwater Mitigation Tank, Henfield Business Park

Client: HHC, Henfield How do you shift a 40 foot tank & lift it into position without having to use 2 vehicles? Step forward Artic + LLC. Lift tank up where it was dropped off by a lesser crane truck, driven through the estate & dropped neatly into the hole that had been prepared for…nice…

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Keeping the lights on…

Client: UK Power Networks Keeping the lights on… D​espite the seemingly unending seasons on severe storms, Southdown ​Truck & Crane ​continues to facilitate the repair​ & upgrade​ of pylons, poles, pole mounted subs and overhead cabling alike. With access ​to remote job sites ​being a​n issue​, due to wet and muddy fields something a little…

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Curtainside Trailer – Opening Roof

The trailer comes with or without its own MOFFETT. Being a standard fifth wheel coupled trailer, any Articulated tractor Unit can pull it. The side can be opened as per a normal curtainsider… In addition we have full width rear doors… and the roof rolls forward. It will go completely clear along the whole of…

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