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Grove RT550E takes on challenging rooftop lifts in Hong Kong

The Yuen Long MTR station in Hong Kong is undergoing a series of improvements which include upgrading vehicular access to the site. On the job is a Grove RT550E rough-terrain crane, which Yee Hop Engineering Co. Ltd., has positioned on the station roof to hoist up construction materials including steel bars and cement with loads weighing up to 14 t. "The RT550E is ideal for delicate lifting operations on the station roof because of its relatively low gross vehicle weight of 28, 500 kg and excellent stability," said a spokesman for Yee Hop Engineering.

The hoisted material will be used to construct parapet walls on the rooftop. All lifting operations have to be carefully managed as the West Rail Line station remains open and operational throughout the rebuilding work. The RT550E has a maximum capacity of 45 t and a main boom of 39 m, which can extend to 47 m when fitted with its jib attachment.

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