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Heavy lifting

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by Andrew Flannigan, Dec 18, 2017.

  1. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    I find cranes and construction equipment fascinating with their bright colours and brutally functional designs. Anyone agree with me? If so, why not share your take. This one was grabbed from a bus as we shook our way past at 30 MPH or so...

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  2. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    In the right light cranes can project brutal power...

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  3. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    If anyone is near St Neots, there's a crane hire firm there who usually have Santa and his reindeer along the jib of one at this time of year.

  4. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

  5. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

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  7. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

  8. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    Ah. Cranes I can do.

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  9. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    When it's such a long way down and cold outside why not just stay where you are?

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  10. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    ...and I do mean a long way down...

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  11. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Wasn't there a show of images taken by the crane driver (?) who topped the Shard? I can't imagine what it must be like to be alone up there, let alone knowing that the slightest error in what you do could result in serious damage to life or property.
  12. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

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  13. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member


    Glasgow Cranes
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  14. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    An old one from ages ago...

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  15. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

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  16. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    I was in Berlin where we'd noticed the proliferation of cranes all over the city and had just asked my friend to explain to me how exactly one gets a crane 'up' in the middle of a city. We turned a corner and watched these guys build one...


  17. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member


    The Titan Crane at Clydebank. You can bungee jump off this now that we don't build ships here any more.
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  18. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    I always wondered how they assembled them really tall ones. It's rather clever.
    They build the top t-section and lift it with a hydraulic device and insert the next upright section and repeat until it's the right height. And the reverse to disassemble.
    Which, when you think about it is how they get big cranes off the tops of buildings when they've finished. Disassemble the roof-top crane, lift the bits down with a ground based crane, then disassemble that one.
    Obvious, really. Unless you're as iggerent as I am! ;)
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  19. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    This is rather graceful from a distance...

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  20. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    How much room do they need at the base - i.e. how big is the supporting groundwork?


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