UK-headquartered Collett has transported a 23-tonne vessel on behalf of LBBC in Stanningley, Leeds.


The item was moved from LBBC’s Beechwood facility to its technologies facility, both located in Stanningley. Due to site restrictions at both sites, the Collett team employed its hydraulic jacking and skidding systems to extract and deliver the pressure vessel.

With 25-tonne jacks placed at designated jacking points under the vessel, the load was raised in 25 cm increments. Supported throughout by timber safety packing, the pressure vessel was lifted to allow for the installation of the skidding system.

Collett then positioned the skidding track, complete with hydraulic push-pull units and low-friction skidding pads. As the push-pull units hydraulically extended and retracted between the locking points on the track, the vessel could then be manoeuvred to the trailer bed.

The trailer in question was a Faymonville low loader; the two-axle MegaMAX trailer allowed for skid loading directly to the trailer bed.

Having completed loading operations at the Beechwood facility, the trailer then transported the unit the short distance to LBBC Technologies, before offloading and skidding into position, ready for final build.