DMF 600 Machine Install
MEI riggers in Athens, GA completed phase one of this project in December of 2022. The crew offloaded the DMF 600 machine weighing 103,000 lb. utilizing a tandem lift with 600 ton cranes using spreader bars. The team picked the DMF 600 off the trailers, placed the machine on the ground and then skated the crate inside the factory building using a Versa Lift 100/140 for storage until Phase II was to begin. In March 2023 phase two of this project launched. Due to the size, weight, and composition of the DMF 600 machine, an overhead gantry pick was required to pick the machine from the base of the crate and set in place. This was a four day project for the team.
Day 1 – Uncrate, air skate 300 ft. to isolation pad and position for gantry pick
Day 2 – Completed gantry pick to set machine in place
Day 3 – Millwright work to assemble final components on machine
Day 4 – Demobilized from project site
MEI offers secured storage and warehousing for equipment not yet ready for job site. MEI can then transport to job site and rig in place.
- Date of project: March 2023
- Location of project: Athens, GA
- What was being set: DMF 600
- Weight: 103,000 lbs
- Equipment used: 600 ton cranes, Versa Lift 100/140, 250 ton Two Post Gantry System