Welsh self-storage company Lock Stock has taken delivery of a Hiab X-HiPro 858 loader crane to work on the construction of the new North Wales Express business park in Caernarfon, which will be made entirely from shipping containers.
Mounted on a three axle Scania 450 chassis, the crane has 80 tonne/metre load moment and offers a maximum radius of 34.5 metres. The crane includes a full remote control system that allows the driver to manoeuvre and position the containers from a distance of 15 metres.
The machine also features a commemorative plaque paying tribute to a former Hiab engineer, Pete Silcox, who played a key part in mounting the crane, but sadly passed away in 2019.
Hiab UK regional manager, Ian Bebb, said: “Pete was one of the industry’s finest who is sadly missed, so we wanted to acknowledge his contribution on our final work together with a commemorative plaque. We’re proud to have worked with Lock Stock to deliver a bespoke crane which gives the business greater flexibility to manage the movement of containers in-house and one which will play a vital role in the regional economy.”
Lock Stock, financial manager, Ben Caley added: “This is a significant investment for the business and is a sign of confidence in the way we are continuing to grow. It is a significant upgrade on the vehicle we had previously. The Hiab conversion is much more powerful, flexible and intuitive and the remote control is excellent. Our sales are going really well and rapidly increasing, the new equipment means we can deliver containers to customers when they need them, as well as take new storage units to our existing sites.”
Lock Stock is a family run business and claims to be the largest self-storage company in Wales. The North Wales Express project is set to start this autumn.