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Kirow rail mounted cranes

As the first contractor to use a Kirow rail mounted crane in the UK, we continue to invest in leading edge technology.

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Our fleet of kirow cranes is the biggest in the UK, and includes two Kirow 1200 - one VolkerRail and a Network Rail crane, maintained and operated by our team - which has a 125 tonne capacity. We also have a 100 tonne capacity Kirow 810 crane, and two extremely flexible lightweight Kirow 250s, which undertake 25 tonne lifts.

Our cranes can be used individually, or together through tandem lifting operations, for a variety of uses, including track, pre-cast slab and substation installation.

Our experienced crane specialists are client focussed and provide a first class service, which includes provision of detailed solutions for challenging lifts. Key benefits associated with our cranes include:

  • Safe and efficient handling of trackside structures and infrastructure materials
  • Cost effective planning and solutions to challenging lift requirements
  • Maximum use of limited possession times
  • Safer projects through increased mechanisation and reduced human interface
  • Flexible approach to width and height limitations of constrained infrastructure
  • Strong environmental awareness at all times

We are at the forefront of Network Rail's Modular S&C renewal programme and already have a proven ‘track' record safely handling traditional Plain Line and S&C equipment of all types, including:

  • 34 tonne ‘G'-Switch panels
  • 60 foot panels with concrete sleepers
  • Signal and OLE gantries
  • Modular level crossings
  • Civil engineering plant and equipment


  Kirow 1200  Kirow 810 Kirow 250 
Mass (tonnes) 116 108 100 
Working curve radius (metes)  70 70 60
Speed - self propelled (mph) 15 15 15
Performance (tonnes lifted) 120 100 25

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