Testimonial: Building New in Old Atlanta – Merlo Roto

Testimonial: Building New in Old Atlanta – Merlo Roto

Merlo Roto application as seen in Lift and Access | Equipment Guide | October 2020

“…While the appealing location at the crossroads of Midtown and neighboring Westside offers an assurance of hustle and bustle, it put construc­tion space at a minimum.
Christian Pitts, senior project manager with New South Construction, said of the site, “(It] had very limited space around it for material laydown, for deliveries, and for a traditional all-terrain forklift to ma­neuver around. We closed down one lane of the street to create a pull through lane for material deliveries to be unloaded off of the truck or trailer.”
Such tight site constraints, along with the specifics needed to make the project a success, led Pitts and New South Construction to consult with experts early in the project’s planning to determine what equipment would meet their needs. Those experts were Peachtree Equipment, located in Hapeville.
Pitts said, “We needed to reach the roof of the building, about 90′. A traditional all terrain forklift could not reach that high.”
Brandon Burdett, manager of Peachtree Equipment, recommended the compact Merlo Roto 40.30 MCSS with 96′ lifting height, 360°rotating turret, and  independent stabilizers.”

One Rig Could Do Job from One Spot
Pitts said, “This one machine supplied the reach height we needed. Plus, the rotating turntable allowed it to stay in one location and pick materials off of the truck or trailer and place them into the building, or onto the roof…”

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