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A troubled shared…

Posted on 20/07/2018

A problem shared is a problem halved… is the old adage. Whilst that isn’t quite the factor of safety one would use for a complex tandem-lift, the principle holds true. A client had a screening plant to be decommissioned, including a very heavy and awkward screen deck, mounted atop some internal plant. The challenges to…

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Go Goodwood!

Posted on 12/06/2018

It’s still over a month away, but the incredible task of turning the peaceful grounds of Goodwood House in West Sussex into a Mecca for motoring mayhem has begun. Starting at the ‘Start’ (always a good place to begin) we joined the crew charged with setting up the infamous hill climb course. It’s a shame…

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The real power behind Parliament?

Posted on 10/05/2018

It’s OK, we’re not really claiming to be pulling the strings behind one of the world’s oldest democracies, but we will take credit for pulling some levers in front of it! It’s nice to be relied upon to deliver the goods on these prestige jobs, and I know that even if drivers are asked to…

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Not making a drama out of an Opera House…

Posted on 12/04/2018

Look familiar? Yes we thought so too​!​ So we got to move another stunning creation from Millimetre’s Portslade production unit. These ladies were wide and sensitive, so lifting them on (Carl Somner – M.A.N c/w 36 ™ PM) and winding through the Sussex countryside to a remote storage facility (Richard Luggy Lainsbury – VOLVO FM…

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HIAB – HIGH – HOT – TUB

Posted on 09/03/2018

After the winter’s​ long​ gnawing cold there will be a few of you out there aspiring to a home spa or hot tub for the summer. Even we are looking forward to stretching out to place them carefully round the back for you. With some of the longest reaching cranes around, our team of Appointed…

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We’ve got it covered!

Posted on 15/02/2018

Tony Hill was lifting it long and low on a house construction site in Hassocks last week. The 26.50 metre horizontal reach and winch function made his SCANIA c/w HIAB 80 t/m the ideal tool for the job. Pictures courtesy of Tony Hill

CRAWLER CRANE – For sale – 50 tonne

Posted on 02/02/2018

Manufacturer: NCK Designation: 50 tonne CRAWLER – HC50 NOVA Serial No: 56011 (1996) Capacity: 50 tonne (see enclosed data) Drive config: Tracks 90% good (c/w retract function for easy transport) Jib config: Full set of sections – 12m to 39m Driveline: CAT 3306 6 cyl diesel & full servo assisted hydraulic controls. ALL functions modern…

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Cycle-Pathic Tendencies

Posted on 01/02/2018

The Horsey cycle path at Eastbourne commissioned by East Sussex County Council and Costains has presented Landbuild Ltd with a range of challenges. The fundamentally wetland nature with the associated issues surrounding bringing in construction equipment to land that was not only waterlogged but ecologically sensitive had to be given careful thought and planning. As…

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Boaty Mc-Boatrace

Posted on 23/01/2018

The first catch of the year was no prize winning catch in terms of weight. But she was a tidy day fishing vessel to be moved from Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne to Premier at Brighton Marina. Barry ‘The Moo’ Huntley dusted down our boat cradles and had a ride to the seaside with our 3 axle…

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Branch Manager

Posted on 18/01/2018

Imagine my concern this morning on the way to work on the busy B2116 when I approached a road closure manned by the Police and saw the unmistakable ‘Southdown’ livery in amongst it. Moments later, our Service Manager Ryan Russell appeared to reassure me that there was nothing to worry about. Last night’s gales had…

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