TRT Innovation Key to Versatile Solutions for McLeod Cranes

McLeod receive trailer manufactured by TRT

Innovation and improvement are ongoing realities in the crane and construction sector. With such large sizes, weights and safety issues involved in moving cranes, constant improvement is essential.

Some innovation revolves around safety, others around maneuverability or setup.

Recently McLeod Cranes in New Zealand ordered several crane trailers, each with specific needs in mind. Just on example of innovation and partnerships working to improve results for the sector.

Mt Maunganui-based transportation and lifting services, McLeod Cranes, recently took delivery of their first two Crane Support Trailers manufactured by TRT, with another two still in build.

This is the first series of custom-built crane trailers for McLeod Cranes, designed and manufactured by TRT. All trailers are to support their 300-tonne crane, a DEMAG AC300-6 Crane.

McLeod take delivery of crane trailer manufactured by TRT

This family-run business has been supplying and specialising in crane, transport, and drilling rig logistic services for over 26 years. With depots based in Mt Maunganui, Hamilton, and Taupo, McLeod’s can find themselves servicing predominately anywhere in the North Island, however, they have serviced NZ wide to support their customers with more distant needs.

Scott McLeod, Managing Director, explains how the trailers have provided their team with a versatile solution.

“The first two trailers are working exactly as expected, with everyone in our team extremely impressed. The first trailer has been designed to be the ideal first support for quick and easy crane setup.”

“The second trailer carries 24 tonnes of counterweight. When first delivered it didn’t make it back to our yard, it went straight to the job site. We threw the weights straight on, and away she went. I haven’t had a chance to see this trailer yet as it hasn’t come back to base. It’s been following the crane around the country; it is the ultimate crane for pre-cast panels, so it’s been a very busy crane trailer ever since we got it. I think we will end up getting a 5th trailer if work continues at this pace.”

Trailer one was custom built by TRT to carry the base plate and first counterweight, forklift, additional timbers, single sheave hook, and TRT Crane Pads. The next three trailers feature TRT’s Versa-Lock System. Trailer three is fitted out to carry 12 tonnes of counterweight, spreader beams, auxiliary winch when required to get crane weight down, and fly jib. While trailer four is designed to carry the first set of wing weights.

McLeod goes into some detail to describe how each trailer will improve their operation.

McLeod choose TRT to manufacture the trailers based on previous good experiences, in particular the strength and quality of the Crane Service Technicians.

TRT are leading trailer manufacturers for design and innovation, available Australia-wide. They design and manufacture quality, fit-for-purpose truck trailers, heavy haulage trailers, crane trailers, house trailers, floats and low loaders.

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