In The News

In The News

Equipment corps now offering hydra-slide range for rental in Canada

Equipment Corps, of Stoney Creek, Ontario is offering Hydra-Slide’s range of hydraulic skidding equipment for rental across Canada with immediate effect.
Equipment Corps has two facilities—the other is in St. John’s, Newfoundland—and 35 employees. It specializes in the provision of industrial and construction tools, in addition to fabrication equipment. Both companies are proudly Canadian, and family owned and operated.

June 13, 2019

Edwards uses Hydra-Slide equipment for transformer changeouts

Edwards Moving & Rigging is utilizing a variety of equipment, including a 150-ton capacity low profile hydraulic skidding system from Hydra-Slide, to remove small transformers and replace them with new units over a two-year period at a high security power plant in the south east of the US. The final changeout is scheduled for late 2019.

September 13, 2018

Five Minutes with Hydra-Slide’s Janine Smith

Although Janine Smith wasn’t always in the crane and rigging equipment industry, her background in sales and ability to communicate ideas with a variety of people has been a major asset to her position as vice president of Hydra-Slide. In this Five Minute interview, Smith talks about her path into the industry, challenges she has overcome, and trends in rigging equipment and moving heavy equipment.

August 24, 2017

Rigging with the Bulls

The crane has got the load as far as it can. The jib may be at the end of its reach, there may be an obstacle to moving the crane body, there may be an overhang, or the destination may be in a confined interior space with little or no headroom, while the load is a large module that needs to be manoeuvred into it. Moving the load that last bit that the crane cannot manage— that, essentially, is bull rigging.

December 18, 2018

A-Plant Names Hydra-Slide Among Innovation Award Winners

Canadian hydraulic skidding equipment manufacturer Hydra-Slide, represented in the UK and Europe by international partner Rapid Response Solutions (RRS), has received an award from equipment rental company A-Plant, which staged a week of innovation earlier this summer, including a series of workshops and discussions for supply chain partners.

September 7, 2018

Rapid Response Turns / Slides 50t Transformers at Jersey Electricity Project

Rapid Response Solutions (RRS) has once again combined haulage, lifting, and hydraulic skidding expertise to unload and install two 50t transformers at Jersey Electricity’s £17m primary substation project at St. Helier West on the Channel Island.

RRS, a Portsmouth, UK-based lifting, transport, and storage specialist, expanded its fleet of Hydra-Slide products to fulfill a scope of work for CTS S.p.A, which was tasked with installation at the disused quarry site at Westmount Gardens.

March 27, 2018

Hydra-Slide Empowers Customers Through Training

In an age of technology-driven communication and internet-based learning, Hydra-Slide Ltd. Is taking training back to first principles, offering hands-on instruction on every piece of equipment they design and manufacture.

December – January, 2018

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.

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.

November 1, 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.

August 26, 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.”

June 21, 2016