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Lorry with 30 ton hiab

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I need to hire a lorry with a large hiab or alike to move a 45ft narrow boat with wooden top.

 

From Hairfield marina Uxbridge to Ellesmere Shropshire.

 

Is there anyone on here or can anyone recommend any ideas

Thanks Jay

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I'm pretty sure you would have to be max 30 feet for a hiab to lift you, even being wooden top, the boat will be 10 tonnes?

Doesn't Harefield have a crane, if not, Watford is probably the best craning spot locally. 

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1 minute ago, jay697 said:

I need to hire a lorry with a large hiab or alike to move a 45ft narrow boat with wooden top.

 

From Hairfield marina Uxbridge to Ellesmere Shropshire.

 

Is there anyone on here or can anyone recommend any ideas

Thanks Jay

It would be cheaper to take your boat to a boatyard with a crane, a 40ft + boat is outside of any hiab capability. Same at the other end ideally. Mobile crane hire adds considerably to the cost of road transport. 

  There are specialist boat movers, AB Tuckey being one but it will cost a lot, at 45ft you may find another carrier though. 

2 minutes ago, matty40s said:

I'm pretty sure you would have to be max 30 feet for a hiab to lift you, even being wooden top, the boat will be 10 tonnes?

Doesn't Harefield have a crane, if not, Watford is probably the best craning spot locally. 

Harefield only have a slip, Uxbridge may be cheaper than Watford but access may be a problem. 

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Uxbridge Boat Centre does not have access for large wagons. 

 

P&S marine at Watford can definitely lift onto transporter or low loader.  

 

I think Highline yachting at Iver might be able to handle it as well. 

 

Does seem to be too big for a self contained HIAB truck. 

 

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39 minutes ago, jay697 said:

I need to hire a lorry with a large hiab or alike to move a 45ft narrow boat with wooden top.

 

From Hairfield marina Uxbridge to Ellesmere Shropshire.

  

Is there anyone on here or can anyone recommend any ideas

Thanks Jay

Be a nice fortnight - and most of the locks will be in your favour as all the other boats will be going towards London! :D

 

https://canalplan.org.uk/cgi-bin/canal.cgi?quickroute=yes&where=Harefield Marina,Ellesmere

 

This is a trip of 205.97 miles and 235 locks from Harefield Marina to Ellesmere Town Wharf.

This will take 105 hours and 36 minutes which is 15 days, 36 minutes at 7 hours per day.

 

 

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Remember that a 30 ton Hiab or other crane can only do 30 tons near the crane.  Lifting further away reduces the capacity.  Lifting technical people work on ton/metre radius, so 30 tons at one metre or one ton at 30 metres.  We used to lift 7 ton railway bogies out of our stock storage tracks, but often needed a 80 ton or 100 ton crane to cope with the reach.

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If my understanding of how HIAB's work you are going to struggle to get one big enough to lift your boat. If you have a HIAB with a 35ton metre lift, it will lift 35 tons provided it is only 1 metre from the lorry, the lift reduces drastically the further from the lorry the lift is needed to go (like into a marina). 

 

ETA cross posted with the identical comment above.

Edited by Wanderer Vagabond

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You need an 80 ton metre HIAB on a tractor unit with a 40' artic trailer behind.

 

PM sent with contact details of a man who has one which we use regularly.

 

hth,

 

Anthony

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1 hour ago, Rose Narrowboats said:

You need an 80 ton metre HIAB on a tractor unit with a 40' artic trailer behind.

I'll bet he's got spud legs too  ...   80 tonne-metres is impressive on a cab!

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12 hours ago, Rose Narrowboats said:

You need an 80 ton metre HIAB on a tractor unit with a 40' artic trailer behind.

 

PM sent with contact details of a man who has one which we use regularly.

 

hth,

 

Anthony

Can you post details on the forum ? Might be useful for others. 

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16 hours ago, Grebe said:

Remember that a 30 ton Hiab or other crane can only do 30 tons near the crane.  Lifting further away reduces the capacity.  Lifting technical people work on ton/metre radius, so 30 tons at one metre or one ton at 30 metres.  We used to lift 7 ton railway bogies out of our stock storage tracks, but often needed a 80 ton or 100 ton crane to cope with the reach.

 

Indeed, I needed a 1000 tonne crane to put a 40 tonne packaged generator onto the roof of a 14 storey building.

 

A 30 tonne gain is likely to be mounted on an articulated tractor, rather than a rigid lorry.

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