PMV Middle East
VERSATILITY AT PLAY
AS PART OF ITS PLANS TO INNOVATE AND LAUNCH NEW CONCEPTS IN THE MARKET, JOHNSON ARABIA OUTLINES THE VERSATILITY OF ITS MAEDA SPIDER CRANES
The construction sector currently requires restricted access cranes, such as the Maeda Spider Cranes, which Johnson Arabia rents out in the GCC, for many of the projects, as opposed to heavier machines that often have a bigger footprint. Spider cranes are compact, safe, and versatile in the way they can be used from rough terrains to tight stairways.
Mohammed Fareed, executive manager – UAE & Oman at Johnson Arabia, explains: “Our team will often recommend these spider cranes for projects in power stations, hospitals, malls, urban locations and cinemas. The main reason for this is that they are small enough to fit through standard door frames and can lift up to 8 tonnes with its outriggers set up for load stability.”
He adds: “Glazing companies can use these spider cranes on sites from inside the structure and not need to schedule time for the use of a tower or mobile crane, which helps with project timelines.”
Johnson Arabia’s recent project is a perfect example of this scenario where a 300kg radiator needed to be lifted inside a power station and the MC 405 Maeda Crane was used.
The major challenge while executing this project was the weight of the radiator and the fact that the roofing on the building was complete. Hence, mobile cranes weren’t able to access it.
The only solution was to position a spider crane outside, with its “arm” on the inside for this lift. Due to the compact size and Johnson Arabia’s team’s engineering skills, they were able to perform this lift successfully and with ease.
Johnson Arabia also executed an indoor art installation recently. The best choice to lift and put this large object was a spider crane because the interior was completed and the art piece was scheduled to be installed subsequently. The lift was successfully completed, the crane was readily brought in through the doors, and the team was able to complete the project without damaging the interiors.