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LGH To Expand Hydra-Slide Fleet to Server U.S. Rental Market


Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) is preparing to expand its fleet of Hydra-Slide equipment after a period of sustained utilization of its three 500 ton capacity HT500 heavy track skid systems and power units.

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July, 2017


Fagioli uses Hydra-Slide HT500 to Replace Pipe Bending Machine


Houston, Texas-based Fagioli Inc. used its 500-ton capacity Hydra-Slide HT500 heavy track hydraulic skidding system and other rigging equipment to remove a 230,000-lb. pipe bending machine and replace it with a spare system.

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May 22, 2017


AME Inc. Skids Boilers in Close Quarters at Packaging Plant


Lifting and rigging specialist AME Inc. used a 300 ton capacity Hydra-Slide heavy track skidding system to position two 160,000-lb. boilers inside a packaging manufacturing facility at the base of the Smoky Mountains in North Carolina, USA.

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December 20, 2016


Boring Machine Slips Into Place With Hydra-Slide


Contractor Yu Sin Engineering Work Pte Ltd sought a solution to move the boring machine parts over a distance of approximately 66ft (20m).

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Nov/Dec, 2016


Heavy Lift sector drives rising demand for Hydraulic Skidding Systems


Mountain Heavy Transport, a division of Salt Lake City, Utah-based Mountain Crane Service, has a HT500 hydraulically powered heavy track skidding unit and a smaller XLP150, both from Hydra-Slide Ltd.

Ryan Oliverson, manager, Mountain Heavy Transport, said: “We acquired the XLP150 for skidding small transformers and generators inside a hospital. Height was a concern as was the ability to quickly move and relocate the equipment. The ability to put the kit to work with one person was hugely advantageous in this and subsequent applications.”

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June 21, 2016



American Cranes & Transport Magazine - Vol 7, Issue 8


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August 2011

Rapid Lifts, Moves and Transports Six 55t Rotors


Portsmouth, UK-based lifting, transport and storage specialist Rapid Response Solutions (RRS) moved six 55t rotors from Goole, 40 miles southwest to Barnsley for disposal recently.

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April 27, 2017


Hydraulic Skidding System Completes Emergency Operation at Electrical Plant


St Louis, Missouri-based heavy rigging and haulage specialist HWP Rigging used a Hydra-Slide HT500 system to skid a failed transformer out of an electric generating facility and replace it with a new one during an emergency callout recently.

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November 14, 2016


RRS Partners With Hydra-Slide


Project cargo handler Rapid Response Solutions has become the first international sales partner for heavy-lift specialist Hydra-Slide.

RRS will distribute Hydra-Slide’s hydraulically powered skidding systems and other related products in the UK.

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August 26, 2016


Rapid Response Takes Delivery of Europe’s First 300t Hydra-Slide


Portsmouth, UK-based Rapid Response Solutions (RRS) has taken delivery of a 300t hydraulic skidding system, the only one of its kind in Europe, from Canadian manufacturer Hydra-Slide.

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April 21, 2016


American Cranes & Transport Magazine - Vol 9, Issue 8


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August 2013


How It All Started

by: Don Mahnke, P. Eng. President of Hydra-Slide Ltd.


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Hydra-Slide Launches 350-ton Low Profile Skidding System


Canadian manufacturer Hydra-Slide has launched its third low profile hydraulic skidding system—the LP350—that has already proved its value in two applications in the UK, where international sales partner Rapid Response Solutions (RRS) recently took delivery of the first unit off the production line.

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January 20, 2017


Martin Bencher Uses Low Profile Skidding System for Power Plant Project


Project cargo freight forwarder Martin Bencher USA LLC used an LP400 low profile skidding system from Canadian manufacturer Hydra-Slide Ltd to complete installation of 24 hulking loads at a power plant in Texas recently.

With 12 325 ton engines and the same number of 80 ton generators loaded over a three-week period through two doors at the facility, time and space were key considerations for Martin Bencher, making the LP400 stand out over alternative solutions.

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November 1, 2016


Donald Rigging Marks 10 Years Since Placing Landmark Order


Angus Donald, the president of Donald Rigging Ltd, has marked a decade since he ordered the first ever 300t HT300 hydraulically powered heavy track skidding system—five years before manufacturer Hydra-Slide was even incorporated.

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August 15, 2016


Business Review Canada - Jan 2014


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January 2014


American Cranes & Transport Magazine - Vol 8, Issue 9


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September 2012