The Project

To replace a traditional pit, for a leading transport company, in what was originally a heavily reinforced factory floor in The Midlands

The Problem

A patchwork floor of irregular concrete depths, only discovered during breaking up. Several machine bases between 1.5 and 2.0 metres thick had to be removed. Also exposed a single post underground lift shaft with a reservoir full of hydraulic oil.


To work around the clock and to bring in extra heavy machinery, including two 360 degree machines and a JCB for clearing.


Project successfully completed and a customer delighted with the application and perserverance shown by the Premier Pits team.


One 18 metre long pit; 0.9 metres wide and 1.350 metres deep.

Why choose a Premier Pit?

  • Structural Calculations for 20 tonne per axle in normal ground conditions, site specific when required, up to 50 tonne.
  • Jacking rail 150 x 75 PFC
  • Zone 2 lights – Flameproof twin tubed
  • Premier Safety Lights (Epsilon 05 Atex 1426 X) (Optional)
  • Armoured flex cable with zoned glands
  • Lights and cables attached to galvanised unistrut with a plastic fascia
  • Anti-slip steps, Elefant tread – Galvanised.
  • Handrail – Hinged or fixed
  • Galvanised step-up rail for aluminum step up platform to run on (Optional)
  • Integral sump fitted as standard, no pump.
  • Unique bond of steel to concrete – Solid. Lattice work, not sprags.
  • 10 year warranty on Premier Pits installation
  • First pit installed 35 years ago and still in daily use
  • All pits sand blasted to SA 2 1/2
  • Etch Primer 10 – 20 microns.
  • Top coat – ISO free 2 pack modified epoxy 180 micro DFT.
  • All staff employed directly.

Please note that not all prefabricated pits are to this standard

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