Belger’s Oklahoma City and Wichita divisions participated in a complex project that included the preparation, loading, unloading, and transportation of a B-1B bomber.
The aircraft was slated to be part of a research project with the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center B-1 Division to study the effects of flight operations on aircraft structures. Its final 165-mile journey from Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City to the National Institute of Aviation Research’s (NIAR) Aircraft Structural Test and Evaluation Center in Park City, KS involved the Departments of Transportation and Highway Patrols of Kansas and Oklahoma, and local law enforcement, among others. Belger’s portion of the project involved loading the airframe in Oklahoma City, then unloading it upon its arrival in Park City, KS. The airframe measured 130 feet in length, 29 feet in width, 16 feet in height and was loaded and unloaded with four Belger (275-ton, 250-ton and 110-ton hydraulic truck, and 140-ton all-terrain) Link-Belt cranes and 60/80 Versa-Lift. Belger has decades of experience with multi-faceted projects, coordinating with multiple Belger locations and project partners. Belger cranes, with hoisting capacities ranging from 22 to 600 tons are available to handle the simple to the complex. Contact us to see how we can help with your next project.
Belger’s 80-ton Link-Belt rough terrain crane was used to install new trusses on a library at Bethel College in North Newton, KS. A steel pad was built to position the crane so that the trusses could be navigated into place without disrupting power lines.
At 50 feet up, the crane radius was 120 feet. The crane also had to avoid shallow communication vaults containing cabling, located on the campus grounds, that could easily cave in under the weight of the crane. After a delay of 1 1/2 years (because of the pandemic) and a few wind delays, the project was successfully completed. Contact Belger for the safe and successful completion of your next project.
Belger completed a plant move for a Midwest paving and construction company. In this image, Belger’s 100-ton and 70-ton Link-Belt hydraulic truck cranes hoist a burner trommel.
Belger has decades of experience with plant moves, shutdowns and turnarounds. Call on Belger for your next project.
Belger has provided solutions for customers in the healthcare industry for decades, including projects that involve state of the art medical equipment. In this image, a Siemens Area MRI component is hoisted for installation at a Wichita hospital. The entire MRI, weighing 11,000 pounds, was offloaded, rigged and hoisted through a hatch in the hospital’s roof, using Belger’s 250-ton Link-Belt all-terrain crane and 15,000-pound fork truck.
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Belger completed a project that called for the hoist of 210 cement panels, the heaviest weighing 150,000 pounds. Belger’s 300-ton Link-Belt lattice crawler was used to hoist each panel using a 50-foot radius.
Whatever your next project calls for, “better call Belger.”
When a broken pump at a downtown Kansas City, MO pump station needed to be replaced, Belger was at the ready, equipped with its 70-ton Link-Belt hydraulic truck crane and 30,000-pound capacity forklift.
The new pump, measuring 34 feet in length and weighing 14,300 pounds, was offloaded and hoisted using a radius of 57 feet. It was lifted from its horizontal position to a vertical one, so that it could be inserted into a tight underground space. Once installed and operational, water could be pumped from the jobsite to the power plant, where the water is converted to steam to power buildings like North Kansas City Hospital and Kansas City’s Union Station. For projects needing a quick response, “Better Call Belger.”