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Moog 230 put to the test on the River Tweed

Moog 230 put to the test on the River Tweed

30 August 2014 Email this article

From cleaning Buckingham Palace’s windows to scaling Nelson’s column, we’re never ones to shy away from a challenge here at Facelift.

So when we were asked to assist with a maintenance job, which involved a thorough inspection followed by carrying out any necessary repairs on a bridge running over the beautiful River Tweed, we put our best brains on the case.

The River Tweed is famous worldwide for salmon fishing, producing more fish on the fly than any other river in the UK. Running through the Scottish borders and the northern edge of Northumberland, it attracts anglers from all over the world.

Because of this, it was crucial that any plant operating near this river used environmental friendly biodegradable hydrolic oil - something which Facelift does.

With the job also challenging in terms of location and terrain, we chose to use a Moog 230, manned by a highly experienced operator.  Because of the complexities of the location, the Moog had to be reversed over half a mile in between deep excavations and other plant operating areas.

This piece of kit enabled the operator to control all of the functions on the platform, and by  using all four cameras on board, the machine is easy to drive and operate even at night. What’s more, our guy didn’t even mind working 12 hour shifts in order to get the job completed even more quickly!