April 24 - Rapid Response Solutions (RRS) has moved six 55-tonne rotors from Goole to Barnsley in the UK.

RRS was contracted by C. Soar & Sons, a specialist in dismantling and recycling of electrical plant equipment, to load the rotors onto vehicles from its transport fleet and deliver them to a recycling facility, where C. Soar unloaded the rotors using its own yard cranes.

Each rotor had to be jacked up and moved approximately 10 m sideways using RRS's 270-tonne capacity Hydra-Slide HT300 heavy track hydraulic skidding system and power pack.

Paul Barber, managing director at RRS, said: "There was lots of other equipment in the warehouse and space was limited. We chose the HT300 over the LP (low profile) 350 skidding system, which is capable of pushing loads up to 310 tonnes, because we were jacking the rotors up to the trailer bed height and loading over the side of the trailer inside the building. The HT300 system only needed supporting every 3 m with a 55-tonne load, whereas the LP350 would have required support across its full length."

Also onsite in Goole, RRS used a 12-tonne capacity Valla mini-crane to lift and move sections of the track into place.

RRS chose to employ its two largest tractors, of 150-tonne capacity to transport the rotors.