GGR Gulf, the UAE branch of lifting specialists the GGR Group, took on a tasty task in Dubai recently with the lift of an 1800kg pizza oven. A UNIC URW-295 mini crane and fully trained operator were hired out for the lift, which was for Italian restaurant Mamma Mia, based at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Marina.
The oven weighs 1800Kg, and needed to be lifted over the already-built bar/counter inside the restaurant. Access into the restaurant was only 1300mm wide, and the floor is partly tiled.
The crane needed to operate right on the limit to complete the lift – boom up to the ceiling, and the outriggers positioned between the bar and a column, to maintain the smallest possible working radius to be able to achieve the required safe working load.
The restaurant, when open in the next month, will boast a World Champion Pizza maker from Italy as the chef.
Gary Jones, project manager of GGR Gulf, commented: "This job demonstrates the unbeatable ability of the UNIC URW-295 to get into the tightest of places to carry out successful lifting operations. The GGR Gulf range of mini cranes is absolutely perfect for squeezing into these tight spots whilst being able to lift heavy loads."
This lift in Dubai comes following the launch of GGR Gulf, a collaboration with Orientals General Trading, providing vacuum lifters, mini cranes, glazing robots and other glass handling products to the Gulf region, earlier this year.
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