Supplying heavy lifting equipment for the Philippines’ Metro Manila Subway Project

A Brief of Metro Manila Subway Project

On the government’s “Build, Build, Build” (BBB) program, Metro Manila Subway, formerly known as the Mega Manila Subway (MMS), is one of the much-needed flagship infrastructure projects in the Philippines that is called the “project of the century”. This project is an under-construction underground rapid transit line in Metro Manila, the Philippines is anticipated to complete in January 2028. The 36-kilometer (22 mi) line, which will run north–south between Quezon City, Pasig, Makati, Taguig, Parañaque and Pasay, consists of 15 stations between the East Valenzuela and Bicutan stations. It will become the country’s second direct airport rail link after the North-South Commuter Railway, with a branch line to Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

Why Choose Us

Mayon Machinery is ranked top among heavy lifting equipment suppliers in the Philippines, especially for Japanese contractors. Our predecessors from Japan are of great prestige in the rental industry for all types of cranes from small to large-sized cranes and all kinds of construction products with over 60 years of experience. That’s why our client Shimizu-Fujita-Takenaka-EEI Joint Venture (SFTE-JV) is persuaded by our wide range of products and top-notch services throughout their project duration here in the Metro Manila Subway Project.

What We Offer

Our rentals fall into two main categories to them including all kinds of cranes and other equipment such as Crawler Cranes 500t-80t, All-Terrain Cranes 200t-160t-130t, Truck Crane 60t, Rough Terrain Crane 70t-50t-35t-25t, Double Girder Gantry Crane, Boom Lifts, Scissor Lifts, Crawler Excavator, Boom Truck, Lighting Tower, Forklifts and Gen. set. To ensure rental equipment runs in optimal condition, our service team always makes routine service and preventive maintenance on-site.

Lowering Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) Cutter Head Tandem Lifting Using Our 160t All-Terrain Crane & 500t Crawler Crane
Photo courtesy of lowering Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) Cutter Head Tandem Lifting Using Our 160t ATC & 500t CC
Haulotte HA16RTJ Boom Lift for Underground Works
Photo courtesy of Using Our Haulotte HA16RTJ Boom Lift for Underground Works
Lifting assemble & erection of modular office by our 130t All-terrain crane & 4.5t forklift

Photo Courtesy of Lifting Assemble & Erection of Modular Office By Our 130t ATC & 4.5t FL

Double Girder Gantry Crane Installation

Photo Courtesy of Double Girder Gantry Crane Installation

What’s More

With a large rental fleet of various types of equipment and technical support 24/7, we have the confidence to help you save time and cost by minimizing product downtime. If you’re a contractor who needs to build your projects economically and effectively, relies on Mayon Machinery to help you find the best solution – contacts us today.

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Skid Steer Loader Safety Tips & Guidelines

Productivity and safety should always be a top priority with equipment owners. Becoming a proficient operator takes knowledge, skill, and good judgment. Whether you’re operating equipment or in charge of training others to use it, understanding and practicing equipment safety helps everyone work safer, faster, and more efficiently on the jobsite. Workplace safety can lead to better overall performance and project profitability, and most importantly, it reduces the risk of injury to you and other workers or damage to the equipment or other property.

Let’s have a look at universal safety guidelines for compact equipment here to minimize the risk of accidents:

Universal Safety Guidelines for Compact Equipment

To help you avoid injury or death, here are 6 safety tips withreal accident reports to show how accidents have happened on the job and how they can be prevented.

#1 Take Control of Your Own Safety

Skid steer loaders can be dangerous if you do not observe certain safety precautions. Injuries and death are preventable. The most commonly reported causes of serious injury and death using skid steer loaders are:

  • Crushed by moving parts

Never leave the operator’s station when the engine is running or the lift arms are raised.

  • Rollover Accidents

When operated improperly, skid steer loaders can overturn, especially handling heavy loads or operating on uneven ground.

#2 Prepare for Safe Operation

Identify and locate safety-related features you must check each day before start-up.

#3 Don’t Get Crushed by Moving Parts

Never operate a skid steer loader from outside the cab.

How To Avoid Being Crushed

  • Never enter or exit under a raised attachment because it could fall on you.
  • Never start the engine or operate controls from outside of the cab. The loader or lift arm attachments can move and crush you when the controls are engaged.
  • Always fasten your safety belt and lower the safety bar when you are in the operator’s seat so you stay securely in the cab, protected from being crushed.
  • Never climb into or out of the cab while the engine is running. You can be crushed if you bump the controls.
  • Never lean out of the cab while the engine is running. Keep your head, arms, and legs inside or you can be crushed by moving lift arms or attachments.
  • Never lift an attachment above a person. Loads can shift or fall out, or the attachment can drop unexpectedly, crushing anyone under it.
  • Never lift loads so high or roll attachments back so far that material dumps into the cab, landing on you.
  • Never work under a raised attachment, unless the lift arms are secured in the “up” position using approved lift arm supports. Contact the manufacturer for information if your loader does not have lift arm supports.
  • Whenever possible, perform maintenance work with the engine off, key removed, parking brake set, wheels blocked and attachments lowered or supported by an approved lift arm support.
#4 Prevent Rollover Accidents

Stay away from steep edges when operating a skid steer loader.

How to avoid Rollover Accidents

  • Don’t overload the attachment. Check the capacity label, data plate, or operator’s manual for the maximum load limit. Exceeding that limit (RATED OPERATING CAPACITY – ROC) may cause the loader to become unstable and roll over.
  • Evenly distribute the load on the attachment so the loader doesn’t tip over.
  • Secure unstable loads so they won’t shift or fall. When securing is necessary, lower the lift arms, shut off the engine, climb out, chain the load in place, climb back in the cab, start the loader and proceed with the job.
  • Lift loads slowly and evenly to keep the loader stable.
  • Carry loads close to the ground, yet high enough to clear obstacles. When a load is carried too high, skid steer loaders are more likely to tip. It is especially important to carry the load as low as possible when turning, carrying a heavy load, traveling on a slope, or operating on rough surfaces.
  • Keep the attachment level while moving lift arms or driving up and down hills, otherwise, the load could shift and make the loader out of balance.
  • Operate at a speed that is appropriate for conditions so you don’t lose control of the loader.
  • Operate the controls smoothly to prevent jerking or bucking.
  • Operate on level, stable surfaces. Load, unload, and turn on solid, level ground.
  • Drive up and down hills, not across them. Drive slowly on slopes.
  • Keep the heavy end of the loader pointed uphill. When fully loaded, skid steer loaders should be driven with the load uphill. When unloaded, the rear of the loader is heavier, so the back of an empty loader should be pointed uphill. If you are not sure which end is heaviest because of added attachments, check the operator’s manual.
  • Do not make sharp turns on hills or the loader may roll over. Stay away from steep hills entirely. The operator’s manual de- fines the maximum slope for your loader.
  • Avoid holes, large bumps, soft spots, and weak floors. All can make the loader unstable.
  • If you must cross railroad tracks, ditches, curbs, or similar rough surfaces, cross at an angle and drive slowly.
  • Stay away from steep edges on loading docks, ramps, ditches, retaining walls, and near trenches; otherwise, you could fall over the edge, or the bank could cave in.
#5 Other Operational Hazards

Deadly accidents involving skid steer loaders are not limited to crushing and rollovers. Other dangers include: running over yourself or others, running into obstacles, traffic accidents, electrocution, and poisoning caused by carbon monoxide, fuels, or fluids.

Steer Clear of Runover Accidents

  • Wear your safety belt and use the safety bar so you stay safely inside the cab.
  • Know where your coworkers are. Check all around before moving the loader. Keep other people away while you are operating and never let anyone get close enough to be crushed by unexpected loader movements.
  • Drive forward when you are on level ground unless the load blocks your view or the attachment is designed to be used with the loader in reverse. When a load blocks your view, either drive in reverse (if the loader is designed so you can see behind) or have a coworker guide you. Work out hand signals in advance. Make sure your coworker stays a safe distance from the loader.
  • Watch for traffic and pedestrians when crossing or working near roads, driveways, parking lots, building corners, shrubs, trees, and other blind spots. People, animals, and traffic move quickly and may not realize they are in the path of danger. Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
  • Look in the direction you are driving.
  • Operate the loader smoothly to maintain control so you don’t injure yourself or others nearby.
  • Don’t ram the attachment into materials. You might:
    • Run into an object hidden by the material.
    • Run through the pile and hit someone or something on the other side.
    • Lose control of the loader.
  • Never allow riders. The cab is built for one person and attachments are not for carrying people.
  • Prevent the loader from moving unexpectedly during maintenance.
    • Park on a level surface.
    • Lower the attachment(s).
    • Place the controls in neutral.
    • Set the parking brake.
    • Turn the engine off.
    • Cycle through the controls to relieve hydraulic pressure.
    • Follow safe shut down procedures so controls are locked.
    • Block the wheels so that loader will not roll.

Stay Away from Obstacles

  • Check the work area before you start. Note all potential obstacles–tree branches, pipes, or any object that could come through the cab. Make sure you have adequate clearance through aisles, doorways, and other openings.
  • Maintain a clear line of sight. Keep the windshield and the back window clean, if the loader has them.
  • Keep attachments and loads as close to the ground as possible so they don’t block your view.
  • Use extra caution indoors. Loaders respond quickly to their controls. It’s easy to run into walls, overhead doors, or pipes.
#6 Environmental Hazards

You can become seriously ill or die if you do not take the proper precautions while working in high temperatures and humidity. Heat can reduce physical performance, as well as mental alertness, causing more accidents.

Designed to improve safety and productivity, you can watch the safety videos from Bobcat or Gehl as below:

Skid steer loaders can be dangerous. Safe work habits before, during, and after the operation are important to prevent accidents on the job. At Mayon Machinery, you have been presented with checklists, safety tips, and exercises designed to help you avoid the most commonly reported causes of skid steer loader operation deaths. Contact us today to keep your work experience safe.

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Sheet Piling Works at PGH Multispecialty Building Project

The Philippine General Hospital established in 1907 (also known as University of the Philippines–Philippine General Hospital or UP–Philippine General Hospital), simply referred to as UP–PGH or PGH, is a tertiary state-owned hospital administered and operated by the University of the Philippines Manila.

To enhance the capacity of PGH Manila in addressing the medical needs of the poor and the overcrowding concerns, the project PGH Multi-Specialty Building CP-01 is designed to house the neuroscience department as well as other specialties such as orthopedic, dermatology, oncology, laboratory, psychiatry, ICU, and ophthalmology, among others—to bring quality medical services to the Filipino people.

Mayon Machinery has been on this infrastructure project in 1st stage of sheet piling works with our Giken Silent Piler F111. This achievement is something to be proud of supplying the best equipment & service for speeding up the construction of this multispecialty building and for the betterment of Filipino people in need of medical interventions at the earliest time as well as alleviating noise and vibration concerns during operation for existing hospital performance.

Sheet Piling Works at PGH Multispecialty Building Project
Sheet Piling Works at PGH Multispecialty Building Project
Giken F111 Features & Benefits:

✅ Only 1100mm width can be adapted to more confined site conditions.

✅ 24m maximum of applicable pile length.

✅ A new control system manages the position of the press-in machine and controls load generation from press-in work during the operation, maximizing the durability of each part.

✅ Increased machine rigidity and guiding precision.

✅ The real-time information on piling operations can be displayed on a tablet PC which can be attached to the side of the Silent Piler.

✅ Able to install sheet piles into difficult ground conditions such as gravelly soil and cobble or boulder mixed soil even under restricted site conditions such as slopes or water whether conventional piling techniques would be ineffective with a Crush System for a hard ground press.

Piling works with Giken Silent Piler in the Philippines
Piling works with Giken Silent Piler in the Philippines

Every geological area has different Borehole data so it’s important to hire a Giken Silent Piler from a trustable supplier that has the experience you can depend on to understand the earth’s surface. Mayon Machinery as Giken Official Dealer has the piling works experience you can depend on to finish the job at hand. Whether you are on Luzon, the Visayas, or Mindanao Islands, Mayon Machinery can help.

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How to Choose The Best Man Lifts for Painting Work?

It is very common for painters nowadays to rent man lifts in terms of both efficiency and safety compared to accessing hard-to-reach points via a stairway, traditional scaffolding, or ladders. Painters have various types of jobs that they work on, including interior painting, exterior painting, and industrial painting. Many of these jobs require painting tall walls or at heights. Man lifts can be crucial for completing these jobs safely. 

Before & After Using a Spider Boom Lift for Painting Work
Before & After Using a Spider Boom Lift for Painting Work
Why a Man Lift Rental is Ideal for Painting Work?

Versatile in any instance where a worker needs to work at height, and AWPs & MEWPs fit the bill!

Relatively easy to use

Affordability

Easy to move from one place to another.

What Type of Man Lift is Best for Painters?

There is no a specific answer as to what man lift is the best fit for a painter. It is all dependent on personal preference and the individual needs of each specific project. 

Articulating boom lifts, and telescopic boom lifts or spider (tracked) boom lifts are designed for reaching otherwise inaccessible heights due to long arms can be angled in many directions. They can lift and situate the painter directly in front of the painting area efficiently and safely.

Flexible in Using Boom Lift for Exterior Painting
Flexible in Using Boom Lift for Exterior Painting

Scissor lifts can also be used to paint from low to medium height because their large platform allows for multiple workers and plenty of tools. Scissor lifts can only extend straight up, so they need to be placed directly under the painting area. Operators will need to move them around or across the work zone to paint where they need. With a crawler scissor lift, you can operate over uneven, slopes, unfinished, or raw ground like dirt, grass, gravel, or sand. It is ideal for painters working on new construction zones where painting is required but the land is not fully developed and sloped.

Crawler Scissior Lift for Exterior Painting on Slopes
Crawler Scissor Lift for Exterior Painting on Slopes
Mayon's Scissor Lift Rental Compact14 for Painting at C1 Bldg BGC in Taguig
Mayon’s Scissor Lift Rental Compact14 for Painting at C1 Bldg BGC in Taguig

No matter if you operate scissor lifts, articulating boom lifts, or telescopic boom lifts, you need to be trained before interior and exterior painting on an AWP. Among all the aerial lift hazards, falls are the most common and sometimes the most dangerous. Understanding is the key to preventing these types of accidents for all painters.

Frequently Rented Machines for Painting Work

If you’re still not sure what type of lift would work best for you, give our team a call and tell us about your project. We’d be happy to recommend a suitable one for you. Mayon Machinery has a wide range of aerial work platforms available to properly position the basket so that you can comfortably paint at heights. No matter how or where an AWP is used, all our operators are required to complete an aerial lift certification by TESDA will make sure your job is done safely.

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Replacing Interior Light Bulbs Solution to Know

Sometimes light bulb changes are extra complicated, so a spider lift may be your best efficient and economical solution for this challenging application where traditional lifts, scaffold or other alternatives are inadequate.

Building owners and facility managers place a high value on well-lit public spaces. In particular, large buildings in the education, healthcare, public and retail sectors are laid out to accommodate steady and large streams of visitors with the goal to create an airy and transparent environment that is friendly, accessible, and easy to navigate.  They typically do not have a good solution for replacing interior light bulbs at height with 3-story (11m) or higher atriums when they burn out. The TEUPEN Spider Lifts LEO Series is a preferable solution for changing Fluorescent, Halogen, or LED lights without causing collateral damage or interruption of processes.

Benefits of using spider lifts to change light bulbs
  • Compact size – fit through single & standard double doors
  • Light – Low ground pressure protects sensitive surfaces
  • Self-leveling, multi-position outrigger system permits to automatic set up of the machine in confined areas and on slopes
  • Hydraulically height- & width adjustable track system permits narrowing and lowering the machine for passing entrances or widening the track footprint for more ground clearance and traction for driving alongside slopes or in terrain
  • Dual power source available: A powerful and robust Petrol or Diesel Engine for outdoor use, electric motor or battery for silent and zero-emission work inside of buildings
  • “Fuzzy-logic control box/ system” provides the smoothest boom operation without jerky movements in the industry. The key element of the new station will be shown a new information system, complete with graphics that are easy to read even in direct sunlight

The clearly-arranged control allows safe and easy operation. To drive on tracks or to set up using the stabilizer function, the cable/radio remote control comes in handy as the operator can move around the machine to get a better overview. Furthermore, on the control panel, an interactive display shows all available boom functions, safety information and allows error analysis.

Which model is suitable for your job?

To decide which model works best for your job, you should determine the factual problems of your facility. Here’s a look at the most important terms to identify the need:

Who?
  • Who will use the equipment?
  • How many people will be on the platform at once?
  • Will they need operator or familiarization training?
What?
  • What kind of work will be performed?
  • What are you lifting, and how much does it weigh?
  • What are the obstacles on the worksite?
  • Are there unusual work conditions or multiple shifts?
  • What is your power source preference?
Where?
  • Where will the equipment be used?
  • Are you working on a single site or multiple sites?
  • Is the work indoors, outdoors, or a combination?
  • What site characteristics influence the lift’s use?
  • Do you need to drive up or down a ramp?
  • Do you need doorway access? Single, double, or larger?
  • Is the ground level?
  • Is there a slab, concrete, or asphalt floor?
  • Will you have narrow or congested access?
  • Is it a caustic or hazardous environment?
  • Will fuel be readily available?
  • Is there access to electricity on-site?
How?
  • How will the equipment be used?
  • How high do you need to reach or work?
  • How much outreach is needed?
  • How much weight do you need to lift?
  • How will you transport the equipment?
When?
  • When will the equipment be used?
  • For how long?

In buildings with multiple usage and ever-changing events, there is always a time plan to be kept – therefore a flexible and versatile aerial lift solution is so important. Asking our expert at Mayon Machinery before making a hiring/purchasing decision will help ensure you find the best spider lift for replacing interior light bulbs.

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