Swan Housing Chooses Shuttlelift Rubber-Tired Gantry Crane
March 13, 2018 - Shuttlelift, Sturgeon Bay, Wis., recently delivered a new SL Series rubber-tired gantry crane to Swan Housing Associates in the United Kingdom.
The new Shuttlelift SL 35II, which can lift 27 metric tons, will help the new business produce and move high-quality modular housing.
With housing needs in the United Kingdom continuing to rise, Swan Housing Associates realized the benefits offsite construction would bring to the industry. They recently invested in a new factory dedicated to the offsite production of modular housing units and chose the Shuttlelift gantry crane for their lifting.
“It’s mobile and suits our requirements in design and movement”, said Simon Ward, production manager of modular construction at Swan. Ward added that the Shuttlelift “provided quality and good delivery time at the right price.”
Swan needed a lifting device that could handle a variety of module shapes and sizes, as well as raw materials. The Shuttlelift SL 35II with a custom spreader assembly was perfect.
“We wanted a flexible lifting approach for raw material delivery and finished product with large amounts of variation”, explains Ward. “The Shuttlelift gantry crane enables us to be flexible with our material handling rather than having multiple pieces of equipment to do individual functions.”
The new Shuttlelift gantry crane will help Swan deliver new, high-quality homes at a savings and in a fraction of the traditional construction time.
“We believe we’ve made the right choice to position ourselves as a leader in the industry, without making more major investments, for years to come”, said Ward.