Kennards Hire Lift & Shift recently supplied a new 1000kg 12v glass
lifter to Tech Glass Installations Victoria for installing large glass panels
at the newly constructed Predator Precinct in Melbourne Zoo.
Lion Gorge, which forms part of the new Predator Precinct, will bring visitors
face-to-face with some of the world’s most ferocious and territorial creatures
including lions, African wild dogs and the critically endangered Philippine crocodile.
Shane Mullen, Site Manager and owner of Tech Glass Installations explained that
the entire project involved extensive planning including taking precise
measurements to ensure the glass panels would fit perfectly, organising site
access and safety, and co-ordination with the glass supplier and zoo staff.
Shane also had to ensure the right equipment was readily available for the
According to Shane, the glass panels for the
enclosure measured 2.7 metres high and 3.8 metres wide, varied in thickness
from 31mm to 42mm, and weighed up to 750 kilograms.
Kennards Hire Lift & Shift recommended a machine that could lift glass weighing
over 700kg. The staff at the Richmond branch arranged a demonstration of the
glass lifter’s capabilities and operational controls.
Shane added that the glass lifter was the perfect machine for the project and
was delivered at the site as soon as they needed it for the installation.