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RUD works closely with Universal to deliver Pacific Highway upgrade

RUD Australia supplied the hoops and lifting design for the erection of bridge girders in the Pacific Highway Upgrade Project on Exit 41 which was completed by Universal Cranes (part of the Smithbridge Group) along with Georgiou Group.

The two-span bridge consists of 7 girders per span with each girder weighing 85 tonnes, a total of 14 girders.

The Grove GMK7450 160t crane used in the project was located in the median strip between the northbound and southbound pavements of Pacific Highway and hence required closure of the highway for four nights to ensure safe installation.

RUD/Philipp Lifting Hoops are simple to use for safe lifting of various concrete products such as beams, decks, and girders. Wire-rope is bonded to form a lifting loop that encloses a concrete core – enabling high load-bearing capacities. 

The benefits of RUD/Philipp Lifting
Hoops are:

• Can be installed without the needs of recess formers

• It can be used safely for high load capacities

• No need for heavy and awkward lifting clutches

• Connection is simple with a shackle and wire protection pulley or directly to the hook in smaller hoop sizes 

The project was completed on time and shows the capabilities of RUD to work closely on projects to help them to be completed safely and efficiently.

The RUD Group manufactures and supplies high-quality round steel link chain solutions and lifting technologies worldwide.

The Australian subsidiary of RUD Group was established by the Nuttall family in 1984. Peter Nuttall, the current Managing Director continues to grow the company based on quality, integrity, and customer service. 

RUD Australia has a 6000m2 manufacturing facility located in Brisbane, Queensland and a dedicated in-house team to offer complete engineered manufacturing solutions. Its qualified team of CPeng/RPEQ engineers and experienced tradespeople can manage every aspect of a project or service requirements to ensure users receive only the highest quality RUD solutions.

With the head office in Brisbane, RUD Australia now has branch offices throughout Australia and New Zealand. Its highly skilled team of more than 90 people continue to maintain a focus on building strong relationships with industries and customers across Australia and New Zealand. RUD works with clients in the defence, infrastructure, mining, quarry, power station and engineering industries along with a variety of other sectors. Together, it engineers and manufactures tailored solutions to address industry-specific materials handling problems.

Based in Brisbane, the RUD Australia head office includes a 6000m2 purpose built manufacturing facility.

RUD’s collaborative approach makes it a partner of choice for organisations who value quality. All of the RUD products are rigorously tested and assessed against strict quality-control measures. In addition, all products are complemented with dedicated technical support and training services, delivered by in-house engineers.

RUD’s product range includes more than 700 lifting slings and lashing points for multi-directional loading. Every product gets tested and certified to ensure it meets RUD’s standards for quality, strength, performance, and endurance.

Laurie Patterson from Patterson Mobile Cranes spoke about how fantastic it has been to work with RUD.

“Half the amount of gear for the same result” Patterson said.

“Patterson Crane Hire loves a challenge and RUD lifting gear helps us solve these challenges. The weight saving gains when we use their Grade 120 ICE range really makes a difference and minimises our risk when we are managing difficult, heavy lifts. Simply put, this is why we choose to work with quality suppliers like RUD,” he said. 

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