City Lifting Supplies UK’s largest flat-top crane at Heathrow Airport
City Lifting supplies our 21LC750 Linden Comansa tower crane with maximum load capacity of 50 tonnes for the construction of a hotel next to Terminal 2 at Heathrow.
With passengers totally nearly 80 million in 2017, London’s Heathrow Airport is one of the world’s busiest in traffic. With thousands of people using this huge airport every day, it is now even more necessary to have hotels in its own premises. Heathrow currently has only two hotels, which are situated in Terminals 4 and 5. Because of this, the Arora Group are now building a new 14-storey hotel next to Terminal 2, also known as The Queen’s Terminal. An essential part of the works is being held by our very own Linden Comansa 21LC750 tower crane.
High Load Capacities
In order to lift the heavy prefab modules of up to 13,200 kilos, the City Lifting team installed our special model of the 21LC750 crane at Heathrow, with its maximum load capacity of 50 tonnes instead of the regular 48 tonnes. This increase in the load has been possible thanks to a new and lighter trolley / hook set and the use of compact wire rope, which improves not only the maximum capacity but the entire load diagram.
Our 21LC750 tower crane was erected in Heathrow with a freestanding height of 51.3 metres and jib length of 55 metres. With such configuration, de jib-end load of this special model is 16,200 kilos, being able to lift up to 17,280 kilos when using the Powerlift system, which comes as standard in all Linden Comansa flat-top cranes.
The Largest Flat-top Crane in the UK
City Lifting owner, Trevor Jepson, says: “the 21LC750 at Heathrow Airport is the largest flat-top crane in the United Kingdom. We are convinced that when the crane finishes its job in this project, we will receive plenty of rental enquiries, because the trend in construction is to use heavier prefabricated units and machines like the 21LC750 will be more necessary for construction companies to work in a quick and efficient way. This model is the perfect addition to our tower crane fleet, which includes 43 units from Linden Comansa.”
If you are interested in crane hire services from our exceptionally large fleet, please do not hesitate in contacting us at City Lifting today. Whether heavy or high, you can give us a try!