M6 Stage 1

Innovative Pipe Lifting Solutions on M6 Stage 1

Discover how the Excavator Mechanical Pipe Lifter transformed concrete stormwater pipe handling on Transport for NSW’s M6 Stage 1 project.

Contractor

CPB Contractors, Ghella and UGL JV

Location

NSW, Australia

Pipe lifting attachment on excavator
Pipe lifting attachment on excavator
Pipe lifting attachment on excavator

Background

Efficiency, safety, and productivity are crucial in projects like Transport for NSW’s M6 Stage 1 being delivered by the CPB Contractors, Ghella and UGL joint venture. A key solution in this project is the Conquip Excavator Mechanical Pipe Lifter, which has been an innovation for the unloading, transport, and placement of concrete stormwater pipes. This tool eliminates the need for forklifts or telehandlers with slings and chains, reducing the risk of worker falls from truck beds and enhancing safety.

The pipe lifter employs a mechanically operated clamp that securely holds pipes during transport, offering a safer and more efficient alternative to traditional unloading and installation methods. It minimises the necessity for ground workers to be in the trench during installation and replaces risky slinging techniques. This not only speeds up the process but also significantly lowers safety hazards, making the pipe lifter an essential asset for the project's success.


The Excavator Mechnical Pipe Lifter

Enter the Excavator Mechanical Pipe Lifter from Conquip. This innovative product was precisely what Transport for NSW’s M6 Stage 1 project needed to overcome their concrete pipe handling challenges.

The Mechanical Pipe Lifter excels in:

  • Lightning-Fast Unloading: Unloading concrete pipes becomes up to five times quicker than traditional methods. The speed of unloading not only increased efficiency but also reduced downtime.
  • Enhanced Safety: Perhaps the most critical aspect, the Excavator Mechanical Pipe Lifter eliminated the need for workers to be on the back of a truck and in trenches. This dramatic improvement in safety significantly reduced the risk of potential accidents and injuries on-site.
  • No Lifting or Rigging: The product eliminated the need for manual lifting or rigging of the pipes. This not only saved time but also reduced physical strain on the workforce.

How the Excavator Mechnical Pipe Lifter reshaped the approach for pipe lifting

The adoption of the Excavator Mechanical Pipe Lifter brought benefited Transport for NSW’s M6 Stage 1 project. The approach:

The Mechanical Pipe Lifter excels in:

  1. Boosted Efficiency: The newfound speed in unloading concrete pipes meant that the project's timeline was significantly shortened. This led to cost savings and ensured that the project stayed on track.
  2. Enhanced Safety: By removing the need for workers to be on the back of trucks or engage in strenuous lifting and rigging, the risk of accidents and injuries was reduced..
  3. Improved Productivity: With the Excavator Mechanical Pipe Lifter, the workforce could focus on critical tasks, making the overall project workflow more efficient and productive.

The innovative Excavator Mechanical Pipe Lifter from Conquip proved to be a game-changer for the project. Its speed, safety enhancements, and elimination of manual labour made it the ideal solution for handling concrete stormwater pipes. This product exceeded expectations showcasing the future of handling heavy materials in a more innovative and safer way.