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Kenco Pipe Lift in Colombia

Butler Tech setting pipe in Columbia

PL2250 to set the Surelock pipe system in Columbia        PL2250 in Columbia

Kenco PL2250 Pipe Lifts are being used on the largest project currently underway in Colombia, South America. This is the first project where they have laid this size of pipe in Colombia utilizing the Surelock mechanical pipe joint system. Butler Tech has been contracted for the project, and they are seen in the photos working near the coastal village of Tolu.

Gabe Guevara of Surelock had this to say about our product: ‘Thought you might to see your Pipe Lifts in action. They work great. Best and safest lifts we’ve ever used. These lifts have increased our productivity by more than 25%, and we’ve received praise from our client for the safety and ease of operation. We are extremely proud of these lifts.’

 

Horse power is still used in construction in Tolu, Columbia           The coastal village of Tolu, Columbia

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017

Kenco will be exhibiting and demonstrating our incredible line of lifting attachments at Conexpo 2017 in Las Vegas, March 7 – 11.

Which Kenco Barrier Lift do I Need?

Barrier walls come in a vast array of shapes and sizes. There are many different concrete barrier walls in use today. Some states share the same barrier wall design; other states use several different designs. Choosing the right concrete barrier lifter or jersey barrier picker is not difficult. Here are a few parameters that you need to know before choosing the correct Kenco Barrier Lift:

  1. The weight of the concrete barrier.
  2. The dimension across the top. To get this dimension, extend a straight edge up each side past the top of the wall (this will give the most accurate measurement, as most barrier walls have a small radius on the top corners), then measure across the top to each straight edge. You can use the print that is available from the manufacturer of the precast concrete barrier wall as well.

If there is any doubt to your particular barrier wall, send a copy of the print to sales@kenco.com and we will make the determination for you.

How do I determine the specifications of my current Kenco barrier lifter?

Kenco Barrier Lifters have a Serial Tag with information that includes the serial number, weight capacity and dimensional range. If for some reason the serial tag becomes unreadable, destroyed or is missing, the serial number is also stamped into the lift bail or a crossing member on the top surface of the barrier lifter, which we can use to track needed information. Feel free to call with any questions regarding the use of our barrier lifter.

What other considerations should be taken into account?

Remember, just because the lifter fits over the wall doesn’t mean it will lift the wall safely. It is up to the end user or operator to verify the correct sizing. For instance, if you were to use our old model KL9000 with a 6” to 9” range on a precast concrete barrier wall that weighed 7,200 pounds and correctly measured to 9-1/4”. The lifter may fit over the barrier and have enough capacity, but the problem is that the automatic actuator may not stroke far enough to rotate the correct amount to let it release. The barrier lifter may incorrectly pick up the concrete barrier wall, because the pads will rotate and cam them into the barrier. This will cause damage to the barrier lifter and it could possibly drop the barrier wall, which may seriously injure site personnel. In this case, the old style KL9000 with a 9” to 12” range was recommended.

Since 2014, all standard models of the barrier lift are manufactured with a 6 to 12 inch grip range, wider pads to increase total surface contact, a fuller pad angle rotation to accurately contour to the wall slope, and integrated handles on both sides of the lifter. The older models are now obsolete, though it may take some time, because some companies are still using Kenco jersey barrier pickers that were purchased over twenty years ago.

Setting Barrier Wall along the Pennsylvania Turnpike

Barrier wall is a common sight along the interstate highways, and the job of temporary placement to reroute traffic is a daily routine. In the spring of 2013, Strongstown B & K Enterprises was tasked with placing over 65,000 feet of barrier wall along the Pennsylvania Turnpike to separate the normal traffic flow around a scheduled resurfacing project.

A Hyundai 107 excavator was operated by Larry Prain to lift and position the 12 foot wall sections. Owen Covey assisted with guiding and interlocking the walls into place. A Kenco KL30000NG Barrier Lift was used to handle the concrete. With this lifting attachment, each three ton wall could be grabbed right from the bed of the truck, set into position and then released automatically. It only took about 30 seconds for these two workers to complete the cycle. Each truck carried nine barrier walls which were being unloaded and set into place in less than 10 minutes. Prain said, ‘It makes it easy to set barrier.’ Covey went on to say, ‘The larger pads (on the NG series) really grab onto the wall. It saves us a lot of work and lets us get the job done much faster.’

Even at 30 seconds per cycle, that still calculated to more than 40 hours of work. The task required them to position over 5,400 twelve foot wall sections along eight miles of highway between the Blue Mountain and Carlisle exits.

C.H. & D Enterprises Uses Kenco KL-12000NG

CH & D Enterprises of New Stanton, PA was contracted to assist with a major paving project in southwestern PA in 2013. They used a Kenco KL12000NG barrier lifter to set concrete wall along a busy highway to provide a separation for the soon-to-be construction area.

The lifter allowed the workers to remove the barriers from the bed of the trucks and then to set the wall into position, all without impeding the traffic flow.

Events

2020 ConExpo: March 10 – March 14

March 10 @ 9:00 am March 14 @ 1:00 pm

Visit us in the North Hall, Booth N11725

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Start:
March 10, 2020 @ 9:00 am
End:
March 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
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https://www.conexpoconagg.com/visit/registration-and-pricing/

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Kenco

Las Vegas Convention Center

3150 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89109 United States
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