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Earlier this year, Vic’s Crane & Heavy Haul opened a new location in the Twin Ports area, making it easier than ever for customers in Duluth, Superior and the surrounding region to use our services. Recently we performed an interesting lift in our expanding work area that involved a delicate relocation of industrial equipment.
The job involved taking apart, lifting, and safely moving two conveyors from their original location at a former Georgia Pacific property to a new one. Vic’s moved the conveyors in ten different sections using a 165-ton Grove GMK unit C165-1. The lift spanned over three days and was done with special care as the conveyors, which were used for making wood chips into press board, needed to be functional when reassembled.
The heaviest section of the conveyors weighed 22,000 pounds and was five feet wide, four feet high, and 30 feet long. In addition to moving the conveyors carefully, Vic’s employees faced other challenges due to the angle of the conveyor and the position of the rollers on the conveyor sections. Each section had to be assessed for weight distribution and rigged carefully so that when hoisted they maintained the correct angle to detach from the next section easily.
Working with careful attention to detail, Vic’s employees successfully removed the conveyor so it can be used in the future.