A national commercial truck dealer within the transportation industry sought CraneWerks’ expertise to design, build, and install an outdoor, manual freestanding monorail complete with a hoist, shelter for the hoist, and epoxy paint which could stand up to the harsh Detroit, Michigan winters. This crane was intended to facilitate the undecking of tractors from semi-trucks at their newly established facility.
A national commercial truck dealer within the transportation industry sought CraneWerks’ expertise to design, build, and install an outdoor manual freestanding monorail complete with a hoist with an 8-ton capacity, shelter for the hoist, and epoxy paint which could stand up to the harsh Detroit, Michigan winters. This level, stable, and permanently mounted monorail crane system with 15 ft. of width clearance and 14 feet in height clearance was intended to facilitate the undecking of tractors from semi-trucks at their newly established facility.
The dealer, having previously engaged with CraneWerks on another project at their Texas location, was confident in our ability to deliver a fitting solution, and they urgently required it to be operational in time for their grand opening.
Our collaborative process began with a thorough understanding of the client’s needs and their existing relationship with CraneWerks. Leveraging the successful solution provided at their Texas location, our team took this experience and tailored it to the unique requirements of their Detroit facility. The project’s time sensitivity was particularly emphasized, with the aim of having the monorail operational for the client’s grand opening event.
This project presented a couple of main challenges:
1. Time Constraints
The client’s request for the crane to be installed before their open house added significant time pressure.
2. Weather-Proof Design
It was important to create a design for the monorail which could handle the brutal, cold outdoor environment.
Our experienced team combined insights from the previous project with new site-specific considerations to develop a monorail tailored to the client’s needs. With an emphasis on timeliness, the crane design and installation were executed with utmost efficiency. The implementation of this solution eliminated the necessity of relying on rental cranes to perform the un-decking process.
This company, like many others, had been renting mobile rotator tow trucks each time they needed to undeck the trucks. With CraneWerks’ monorail solution, this dealer has eliminated the need for the mobile rotator tow truck rental for each undecking process. This has resulted in cost savings by reducing overtime and saves time by eliminating the wait for the mobile rotator truck to arrive.
The client’s goals were not only met but exceeded. The timely installation ensured that the monorail was on-site for their grand opening, enhancing their facility’s safety and efficiency. The client’s satisfaction is reflected in their continued partnership with CraneWerks and improved operations, which have raised their safety standards.
In summary, CraneWerks’ commitment to providing tailored solutions, even under tight time constraints, resulted in a successful partnership and a satisfied monorail client within the transportation industry.
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