UK based heavy moving company Joseph Merritt Group has added a fully electric 16 tonne JMG MC 160 pick & carry crane to its fleet, having recently taking delivery of a 58 tonne MC 580 and 27 tonne Versa-Lift 40/60 heavy duty forklift.
The MC 160 offers a maximum tip height of 12 metres at which it can handle seven tonnes. It can also lift 3.4 tonnes at its maximum radius of 7.5 metres. Power comes from a 96 volt/1035Ah battery pack, while features include a two section hydraulic jib, an operators cab, non-marking tyres and 180 degree rear steering for a near zero turning radius. The crane weighs 19.7 tonnes, although 4.96 tonnes of counterweight can be removed.
Director Richard Merritt, said: “Over recent months, we have experienced a significant increase in demand for heavy machinery moving services in ‘clean’ industries such as food and pharmaceutical manufacturing where hygiene and cleanliness are of paramount importance. JMG electric pick & carry cranes are state of the art. The crane’s unique componentry enables it to perform tasks which would otherwise require larger and more expensive lifting equipment, and its compact dimensions allow access to congested factory sites with ease.”
Established in 1922, family owned Joseph Merritt specialises in the lifting, removal, transportation, installation and storage of heavy machinery. It employs 45 and operates from a fully equipped storage and bonded warehouse facility in Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottingham.