Hird had already announced that the brand new Wienold MFC750 mini floor crane would be on public display for the first time in the UK at the event at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, West Midlands, on February 8 and 9.
Now the company, based in East Yorkshire, with operational centres also in Doncaster and Redhill, Surrey, has added a raft of other leading lifting equipment to the machines on show.
As with the MFC750 mini floor crane, Hird has worked with Wienold to specify and design the machine, based on its team’s experience supporting glass installation for many major high-rise construction projects in London.
The class-leading GML800+ counterbalance floor crane is designed to be robust and ultra-simple to operate. It has an impressive maximum lifting capacity of 800kg, which it can lift to a height of up to 7.9m.
It is ideal for installing shopfront windows, though it can also be used to lift materials up the side of buildings for glass installation and curtain walling projects.
Also on display will be a Winlet 350 glazing robot. This is the baby of the glazing robot range which is also setting new standards in glazing robot productivity and safety, thanks to its innovative controls and vacuum systems.
The glazing robot can lift glass and non-porous sheets weighing up to 375kg. But the range goes up to the Winlet 785, with a maximum capacity of 785kg. Early next year that will be topped by a glazing robot with a 1,000kg capacity.
Hird’s comprehensive range of glass vacuum lifters will be represented by the Woods Powr MRT4. Hird has unrivalled experience in glass vacuum lifting, and the company will have a senior operational team at the show to demonstrate how the kit works.
The star of the show, though, is expected to be the Wienold MFC750. Not least, because it is, in effect, two counterbalance mini floor cranes in one.
Set up as the MFC 750Ks – known as the Shorty – it is just 650mm wide and 1200mm long, yet can lift up to 475kg.
However, it can quickly be adapted on site by fitting extension legs, that turn it into the MFC 750K, with a maximum lift capacity of 900kg. Yet it is still only 1800mm long.
Visitors to the Executive Hire Show are invited to come to the Hird stand and see the machines for themselves – and hear about the wide range of other lifting equipment and services , including mobile maintenance and accredited training.