Latest Lifting Africa Nov-Dec 2021

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Heavy lift raises Yellow Jersey Logistics to new heights Heavy Lift, a business division of EIE Group that specialises in the supply of premium material, port and container equipment, has delivered two Konecranes Liftace SMV 4532 TCE5 reach stackers to Yellow Jersey Logistics, a full-service transportation company. According to Lenny Naidoo, at Heavy Lift, Yellow Jersey Logistics needed to replace its existing lifting equipment to ensure greater levels of productivity and efficiency. Heavy Lift’s relationship with Yellow Jersey Logistics has spanned some 10 years, and given their expectation and demand for the highest levels of service and operational excellence, we were called on to deliver two of our premier Konecranes Liftace SMV 4532 TCE5 reach stackers,” he says. “The units offer unsurpassed reliability and performance, coupled with technological innovations to ensure operational longevity.” The reach stackers feature Konecranes’ state-of-the-art TRUCONNECT suite of remote service products that drive improvements in operational safety and productivity. Its remote monitoring feature allows operators to track the real-time usage of the truck and collects vital information pertaining to the truck’s condition from the various control systems and sensors. Its modern and durable lifting spreader features a top lift 26

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for 20/40ft containers, +105/360-degree rotation, +/- 800mm total side shift, four lift eyes for sling cargo, and mechanical pile slope (MPS ±2 degrees). In addition, the truck’s smart load-sensing hydraulics have been specially designed to sense the weight of the load and adapt lifting power accordingly. This means that the truck only provides maximum power when required, resulting in fuel savings and greatly reduced emissions and noise. “The OPTIMA cabin is driverfocused and spacious, ensuring all controls are within easy reach,” adds Naidoo. “It’s large, lowered windows with no corner posts, a thin but strong roof cross-member and curved panels, allows for excellent range of vision.” The reach stacker’s 7” touch screen allows operators to easily monitor all vital components and functions, while the integrated CanBus technology allows for increased engine and transmission reliability as well as hydraulic and joystick control. Yellow Jersey Logistics’ success comes from its ability to offer exceptional service and

solutions to its customers, and as such, it demands the same level of commitment and high standards when dealing with its equipment suppliers. “We currently make use of four container handlers from Heavy Lift at our branches in Durban and Johannesburg,” explains Hardus Britz, Intermodal Director at Yellow Jersey Logistics. “The build quality and reliability of the equipment is exceptional, and coupled with first-class support means minimal downtime.” “It is important for us to find a supplier that takes the time to understand our business. Not having our own mechanics onsite sometimes comes with its problems, but we can always be assured that the Heavy Lift team are on standby to assist us at any given time. We view them not only a supplier, but an integral part of the Yellow Jersey Logistics team,” he concludes.

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