Intended to improve connectivity between the Metropolitan Zone of the Valley of Mexico to the northern and western parts of the country, the highway will be 74km long, with four lanes, two in each direction. The project also involves building tunnels and viaducts.

The scope of work for GAVSA includes erecting support columns, transport of materials, and installation of scaffold, tower cranes, footing support, and columns. GAVSA chose the Link-Belt RTC-80130 for the project.

“We like the transportability and self-assembly of the RTC-80130,” said Jorge Apolonio Velazquez, operations manager, Villahermosa, for GAVSA. “Getting to the base of the columns for the bridge spans is not easy, but the RTC-80130 handled the uneven terrain and steep grades very well. We have constant shipments of rebar and other materials entering from the north side of the job site with only a small window of time to get the RTC-80130 down the steep road and into position for deliveries,” said Velazquez.

GAVSA has been a long time Link-Belt customer with over 35 Link-Belt cranes in their rental fleet. “We like them because they are easy to service and maintain,” said Velazquez.