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Genie GTH3007 TelehandlerTough challenge for Genie’s new telehandler application

Within weeks of being appointed as the official distributor of Genie telehandlers, Terex Distribution Ltd (TDL) has delivered the first machine into one of the most challenging sectors – scrap handling.

Johnson Metals Ltd of Bridgwater, Somerset, will be use the new Genie GTH3007 in its ferrous reprocessing area for stockpile management and for loading used batteries into high-sided trailers for transport to the recycling plant.

Company director Lisa Johnson says: “We needed a versatile, high-lift machine to free up our existing scrap handler. The Genie fits the bill being equally at home loading high sided bulk lorries or handling scrap in our ferrous metals section.”

It can lift 2,500 kg to almost 6.9 metres so it can easily handle cars and cope with high-sided trailers, whilst 4 m of forward reach caters for the stockpiling and machines loading duties.

Johnson Metals specified the optional windscreen guard as additional protection beyond that offered by the integral ROPS and FOPS protection offered by the standard cab. It has also been fitted with foam-filled tyres but otherwise it is a standard machine working in the toughest of environments.

“It’s a good strong machine and not as big as some of the others so it’s very manoeuvrable and has good all-round visibility,” says director Richard Johnson.

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Liebherr mobile does successful bridge lift over River Nene

, a 500 tonne Liebherr LTM 1500-8-1mobile crane was used to lift the 86 metre long three span steel bridge into place.Northampton

Liebherr mobile does successful bridge lift over River Nene

Balfour Beatty Regional Civil Engineering has successfully lifted into place a new pedestrian and cycle bridge over the River Nene and Grand Union Canal, Northampton Arm, on behalf of Northampton Borough Council.

The bridge spans both the canal and river with piled foundations in place on a small strip of land between the canal and river. With the total weight of the bridge being 79 tonnes, a 500 tonne Liebherr LTM 1500-8-1mobile crane was used to lift the 86 metre long three span steel bridge into place.

Councillor John Caswell, Northampton Borough Council's cabinet member for environment said: "We want to make it as easy as possible for people to walk or cycle around our beautiful town and explore our many wonderful green spaces. People sometimes forget that the Grand Union Canal flows into our town, and this new bridge will make it easier for those wanting to enjoy following the Canal by foot and explore some of Northampton's hidden treasures."

The bridge installation took many sustainability factors into consideration prior to works commencing on site. Measures were put in place to ensure the installation would not interfere with a family of otters that use the river as a home and the majority of the temporary works were constructed out of recycled capping materials.

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