Cranes on the factory floor

A Galizia GF250 was one of two electrically powered cranes used by Dufour for a typical industrial task, to move a cylindrical container at a factory complex near Dunkirk. The job was in the open air; but several banks of overhead piping gave limited clearance and the tank had to be tilted from its original vertical to a near-horizontal position to pass beneath them. A 130t mobile crane did the preliminary lift and tilt; two 25t capacity Galizia electric cranes performed the carry, with the tank slung between them. “Without the two electric cranes it would not have been possible to drive with the load and to pass under the racks of pipes,” says Florent Mercier, head of heavy crane projects for the Dufour group.

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