UK-based lifting equipment rental company LGH has invested in 520-tonne capacity Hi-Force hydraulic cylinders.

LGH said that the low height, lock ring, single-acting cylinders boost its capability to serve the infrastructure and construction rental market, with the equipment particularly suited to bridge building and repair.

The company added that it is now one of the few suppliers able to offer hydraulics up to this capacity from its own UK stock. The cylinders will also complement LGH’s other lifting and jacking gear, which includes spreader and multi-lug beams, slings, shackles, and compressive load cells.

Phil Smith, head of asset management at LGH, said: “In its most recent spending review, the government set out its plans for a ‘once in a generation investment in infrastructure’ and our fleet is now geared up to meet this this ambition. We know for example that over 3,000 UK bridges have been identified as needing repair work and with reduced Covid restrictions leading to increased traffic on our rails and roads, this remedial work will be crucial if the UK is to keep moving forward.”

Smith added: “We believe these Hi-Force cylinders will plug a gap in the market and become an increasing part of our flexible rental packages that are available for both public and private sector clients.”