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Altida Drones.

Our new fleet of Mavic Pro Drones enables us to offer the perfect lift plan.

Eyes in the Sky

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Altida. Investing in Success.


At Altida Crane Hire we are always investing in new plant and technology. Our new DJI Mavic Pro Drones are now used by our Appointed Persons for ultra accurate site layouts and measurements for when attending a site pre-lift in order to write-up contract lift plans.


Also Over the years we have come up against instances where we have struggled to access required lifting areas. For example when using our Terex AC 140 Compact All Terrain Crane with full swing-away fly jib fitted, this crane has a telescopic reach of 93 meters. This can make life difficult in some instances for the crane operator to guide a lift into place especially when the 93 meter boom arm is also at 66 meters radius (distance from the crane).


The Mavic Pro Drone is sent up into the air high in the sky and surveys the lifting area, for example if we are lifting over a building at maximum reach and the crane hook is out of the crane operator’s sight. This can even be the case when not fully extended and without a fly jib fitted. The drone operator is on walkie talkie radio with the crane operator, as well as on walkie talkie radio other Altida site personnel such as Appointed Persons, Supervisors, Banksman, Signallers and Slingers. This means we get the most precise information to the mobile crane driver to ensure every lift is a safe lift.



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