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Grove RT550E takes on challenging rooftop lifts in Hong Kong

10/4/2017

The Yuen Long MTR station in Hong Kong is undergoing a series of improvements which include upgrading vehicular access to the site. On the job is a Grove RT550E rough-terrain crane, which Yee Hop Engineering Co. Ltd., has positioned on the station roof to hoist up construction materials including steel bars and cement with loads weighing up to 14 t.

“The RT550E is ideal for delicate lifting operations on the station roof because of its relatively low gross vehicle weight of 28,500 kg and excellent stability,” said a spokesman for Yee Hop Engineering.

The hoisted material will be used to construct parapet walls on the rooftop. All lifting operations have to be carefully managed as the West Rail Line station remains open and operational throughout the rebuilding work.  

The RT550E has a maximum capacity of 45 t and a main boom of 39 m, which can extend to 47 m when fitted with its jib attachment. Yee Hop Engineering Co. Ltd., was established in 1989 and is a leading Hong Kong building company. It was employed 
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The Manitowoc Company, Inc. (“Manitowoc”) was founded in 1902 and has over a 117-year tradition of providing high-quality, customer-focused products and support services to its markets and its 2019 net sales were approximately $1.83 billion. Manitowoc is one of the world's leading providers of engineered lifting solutions. Manitowoc, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, markets, and supports comprehensive product lines of mobile telescopic cranes, tower cranes, lattice-boom crawler cranes, and boom trucks under the Grove, Manitowoc, National Crane, Potain, Shuttlelift and Manitowoc Crane Care brand names.
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