70,000 lbs. Boiler Removal

70,000 lbs. Boiler Removal

February 2020

Location: Salem, VA

Customer: Salem Frame

Service: Heavy Lifting & Rigging, Transportation

Industry: Wood Production

Components: 70,000 lbs. Boiler & Components


50-Ton Trilifter, 100-Ton Crane


  • Remove steel plating from boiler structure
  • Lift steam drum and remove hanging supports
  • Lower steam drum and back out of building
  • Rig steam drum and remove from top of lifting equipment
  • Set drum on ProLift trailer and haul away


Multiple factors contributed to the complexity of this removal. The weight of the boiler was not entirely known, as it was filled with water, posing a challenge to our team. In addition, the roof could not be removed as there were critical electrical components within the building that could not be exposed to weather. This eliminated the option for a crane to be used for the entirety of the lift.


To combat the inability to remove the roof, we instead removed some of the siding on the building and used our trilifters to remove the boiler.


ProLift Rigging is a solution based, full-service rigging and transport organization. With our rigging capabilities and industry experts, we serve a wide variety of industries across the country. We specialize in machinery moving, industrial maintenance, transportation, storage, and much more. We partner with our customers to ensure their success through our proactive, proficient, and professional approach.


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