British MotoGP Silverstone wildcard for Team City Lifting

Team City Lifting’s Jake Archer has been given a wildcard entry to take part in this year’s GoPro British Moto3 Grand Prix at Silverstone in August.

Jake Archer is currently in good form at the Hel Performance British Motostar Championship after winning five of the six races so far this season and leading by 45 points.

This prestigious event on the MotoGP calendar is planned to take place over the bank holiday weekend in August. It will be Archer’s second year wildcarding at Silverstone, although he will be hoping for a better ride than last year where mechanical issues caused him to drop out of the race early. The MotoGP event will see him racing against the best Moto3 riders in the world and will be a very tough challenge.

 “’I’m really pleased to have another opportunity to race at the top level,” said Archer who will be racing as part of his usual City Lifting team.

“Racing on a circuit as famous as Silverstone in front of a British crowd will be awesome. Last year we had some bike issues and in the end I had to retire from the race with three laps remaining. Hopefully this time, we can go all the way.”

We are very pleased to announce another double win for City Lifting sponsored Racer, Jake Archer, at the latest round of the HEL Performance British Motostar Championship at Knockhill.

Team City Lifting’s Jake Archer has already won three of four races this season, leaving him 31 points ahead of the other racers before the weekend began!

Race 1 consisted of 18 laps and saw both team City Lifting riders take to the podium, with Jake Archer narrowly beating team mate Jack Scott to the finish line by just 0.055 seconds. Archer led for nearly the whole race but was unable to gap the three riders behind him with only three laps left. The last 3 laps saw both team city lifting riders battle it out for first place, with Jake Archer regaining his position in the final corner of the last lap to cross the line in first place.

The second race was 22 laps with Archer starting in the middle of the first row. He came in second position at the first corner but soared into first place during the second lap. Towards the end it was a tough battle between Archer and Storm Stacey. Stacey overtook Archer a few times but ultimately lost to the team city lifting rider on the final lap.

Now Jake Archer has a total of 145 points, taking him ahead of his rival Storm Stacey by 45 points.


Obviously delighted to do the double again and extend the championship lead. I will go onto Brands full of confidence.”, said Jake Archer about his double win, “Thanks to all my sponsors including City Lifting, HJC Helmets, Kovara Projects, Surweld, Euroclad, Radmat and Safety Industrial.


The next round is on the weekend of the 20th of July at the GP circuit in Brands Hatch.

Firsts For City Lifting

On the 6th of September 2007, City Lifting the London-based crane hire company – has taken delivery of the first seven axle Spierings SK 2400- AT 7 mobile tower crane and the first Unic 706 mini crane in the UK.

The new Spierings SK 2400-AT7

The new Spierings SK 2400-AT7

The company has pioneered the Spierings product in this country and currently operates a fleet of 12 topped out by the new model.

City Lifting's new seven axle Spierings crane

City Lifting’s new seven axle Spierings crane

The AT7 can handle six tonnes at 42 metres radius and a 36 metre hook height allowing it to compete head to head with most 300 tonne telescopic cranes.

City Lifting has also taken delivery of the first Unic 706

City Lifting has also taken delivery of the first Unic 706

City Lifting is also the first company to take delivery of the new Unic 706 mini crane in Europe. It is also expecting a new Locatelli AT20 city crane complete with EN280 aerial work platform attachment.


City Lifting’s Challenger arrives

On August the 24th of 2012, London based City Lifting has taken delivery of a Terex Challenger 3180 All Terrain crane. The unit arrived in the UK just in time for Vertikal Days and is now busy at work in the city.

Managing director, Trevor Jepson said: “This addition to our fleet has the advantage of a EuroMot3B/TIER 4i compliant engine and meets the latest emissions requirements of central London.”

“The other benefit of this model is its 50 metre full power boom on a three axle carrier which means many jobs can be reached without having to spend the time fitting a fly jib. If we do need more reach the 16 metre swingaway can be carried on board at less than 15.5 tonnes an axle.”

City Lifting's new Terex Challenger 3180

City Lifting’s new Terex Challenger 3180

Terex’s regional sales manager, Mark Evans added: “City Lifting is one of a growing number of companies who appreciate the flexibility and versatility of the Challenger. Their customer base and the locations in which they operate make it the perfect choice for the range of duties they are required to carry out.”

New Raptor Launch At Vertikal Days

In June 2012 City Lifting unveiled a new version of the Swedish built raptor 84 articulated jib tower crane at the Vertikal day. The new crane is structurally the same as the existing product, complete with its four metre out of service dimension.

A Raptor at work on a single home conversion in Kensington, London


However it includes a new winch speed monitoring system using ‘Safety Programmable Logic Controllers’ (PLC) where the speed achieved is constantly checked against the speed expected according to controller position and load. The system, which has been through extensive development and test programme has been designed so that it could be retro fitted to existing Raptor cranes.


A Raptor 84 working near London bridge

Components of the first Raptor crane were first seen at Vertikal Days 2009, some five months before the first units were shipped.

City Lifting had also planned to show the innovative Comansa D56 tower sections at the event on June 27th/28th but the sales of the world’s largest flat top crane have been strong and the sections are now required for a new crane delivery in South America.