Galt Transport aims high with new Scanias and Palfinger cranes

Carol Millett
March 7, 2017

Dumbarton-based Galt Transport has boosted its loading and delivery services with the addition of four Scania R-series trucks, two of which feature the firm’s longest reaching truck-mounted cranes. 

The four trucks were supplied by Scania Truck and Bus Renfrew.

There are two artic Scania R490 and two rigid R450 units, all equipped with Palfinger cranes. 

The two 8x2 rigid vehicles with PK65002-E cranes feature a hoist attachment that can lift 3.2 tonnes to a distance of 16.6m.

The addition of a fly jib means loads of up to 0.8 tonnes can be lifted to a distance of 28m.

This weight and distance can also be achieved at a distance of 12m from crane centre with the ability to lower the load straight down to ground level with the hoist.

The units also have a stabiliser installed at the front of the vehicle to give greater support to the crane when operating over the front of the cab, when the fly jib is in operation. 

Operations director Andrew Galt said: “These new eight wheelers combine durability with payload capacity.

"The fly jib not only gives the vehicle a greater working radius but also gives the crane further articulation allowing items to be lifted on to roofs more easily. 

"The hoist will allow items to be lowered straight down, which is another advantage of this crane specification.”

The new additions bring the total number of vehicle-mounted cranes in Galt’s fleet to 28 in an overall fleet of 60 trucks and more than 100 trailers.

The family firm, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, specialises in truck-mounted crane hire, abnormal loads, container handling, dangerous loads and driver training. 

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Carol Millett

Carol Millett is an award-winning freelance journalist with over 30 years’ of experience writing across a broad range of sectors, including road transport, construction and civil engineering, project management, private finance, technology, HR, and travel and tourism. She is currently a regular contributor to a variety of DVV Media titles including Motor Transport Magazine, Commercial Motor and Transport News.

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