Telehandler hits the heights on Scottish Power project

SCOTLAND’S largest rotating telehandler is reaching new heights on Scottish Power’s South West Scotland Renewables Connections Project in New Cumnock.

The Magni RTH 5.35, which has a reach of up to 35 metres, can lift loads or personnel up to 1,000kg using its extended boom lift.

Jarvie Plant has supplied the machine for the current phase of works, which involves 270 new pylon bases and towers being constructed along the B741 and A743.

The Grangemouth-based hirer said the RTH 5.35 is being used to “top off” new electricity pylons in areas where the topography of the land prevents conventional equipment like cranes to be used.

David Jarvie, business development manager explained, “The telehandler has always been a very versatile piece of kit and it is vital to the type of work currently ongoing in South Ayrshire. We have made a significant investment in this latest development in rotating telehandler technology and we continue to pioneer telehandler use to our clients across our various service sectors.”

The project started over three years ago and involves connecting seven proposed wind farms with sub stations at New Cumnock, Coylton, Glenglass, Black Hill and Meikle Hill.