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cranes,BSP operated by Murphy on the job, including

two units CKE1100G and a BM800G. The two CKE1100G

machines are also configured with fly-jibs.

Asset management

John Coll explains the company’s approach to asset


“We already have a large fleet of Kobelco cranes.

We have a great relationship with all the Kobelco

team. The cranes are excellent value for money

and we get a great back-up service from the UK’s

Kobelco’s sales manager, Mark Evans, and his

support team.”

While Murphy’s has its own team of fitters and main-

tenance staff both cranes also benefit from Kobelco’s

KCross remote operation management system, which

helps to maximise machine efficiency and uptime.

Mark Evans says:

“Machines fitted with the KCross system transmit

working conditions, location and maintenance

history to provide owners with fact-based

information that gives tremendous advantages

for their asset management.”

“The KCross system is based on satellite

mapped images, an internet connection and

other means to remotely monitor a crane’s work-

ing condition and its location. This information

is useful in planning maintenance schedules and

providing guidance to operators, helping to en-

sure that crane owners can maximise their fleet



Northern Ireland

Highway Plant

opted for Haulotte

Star 10

Belfast based access specialist, Highway Plant, has

opted for Haulotte Star 10 mast booms as the latest

additions to their fleet.

Business Development Manager Andy Owens said,

“We are delighted to be the first Company in

Ireland to order the new improved Star 10’s and

are confident our customers will benefit from

the additional features the redesigned model

has to offer.”

Formed in 1983, Highway Plant celebrates its 32nd

year in the access industry later this month. The

company is an IPAF and CAP Training Centre, and

Director Julie Smyth (pictured) is the current Chair for

the IPAF Irish Council.

For further information:


Contractors World UK & Ireland Vol 6 No 1


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