Working with Partners

Working alongside Murphy's and Hegenscheidt UK, Great Western Railway needed to replace an old wheel profile machine, the existing machine was in a purpose built pit and once removed the pit would then need to be excavated and re designed in order to h

The main problems were as follows;

FPA Ltd removed the old Profile machine using a mega-lift system, we backed our articulated low loader into the shed in order to get as close as possible to the edge of the pit and once raised out of the pit travelled the machine over the trailer then lowered the machine on the trailer for transit. The machine weighted 25 ton

To reinstate the new machine which was in effect two 12 ton columns, FPA Ltd used a lorry mounted crane to reach the columns from the back of the trailer into the pit. We had a 12 hour window slot to achieve this! Once the columns were in place we used our mobile crane to install the remaining pieces to the machine.

The overall result was a huge success completing both tasks on time and within budget - the following photographs were captured during the removal and installation.
It was pleasing to us as a company to have received a letter of praise for all the work that we had carried out.

In the Work Place

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Factory Plant Associates Limited
10 Radbourne Drive | Halesowen | West Midlands | B63 2YD