Heavy Lift Mode:

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Heavy Lift Mode:

Post by Pete Coleman » Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:02 pm

Here is "Big Yellow" set up in heavy lift mode.
The centre four tube extensions have been removed and a heavy lift head fixed in their place.
In this configuration it has one more tube extension available than is shown in the photos (lack of headroom)!
I have the 250 tonne lift hook reeved with 13 lines but it can go up to 21 lines depending on the load requirements.
The total amount of the counterweights come to 182 tonnes and this can be increased by up to another 20 tonnes.

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I'm not sure how many people know that the boom travels separately from the carrier.
The boom has it's own hydraulic jacks to raise it off of the trailer.
The carrier unit can then drive underneath and hook up to the boom.

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Pete.
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Re: Heavy Lift Mode:

Post by dafi » Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:16 pm

WOW!

It looks like you soon have to move to a bigger place ;-)

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Re: Heavy Lift Mode:

Post by Pete Coleman » Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:31 pm

Dan, you Germans sure know how to design and build cranes (and tractors and just about anything else you care to mention)! x26x
The Wow factor still hasn't worn off yet.....
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Re: Heavy Lift Mode:

Post by Rob » Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:39 pm

I bet the model could be used to train operators of the real thing Pete its so detailed and functional.

Anyway tell that guy, stading under a suspended load, not a good idea, and where is his hard hat?

I hope he has his toe tecs on.

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Re: Heavy Lift Mode:

Post by Pete Coleman » Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:10 pm

Rob wrote:Tell that guy, standing under a suspended load, not a good idea, and where is his hard hat?
I hope he has his toe-tectors on. Rob.
My guys don't have time for all that H&S rubbish, they say that it's "for girls". x10x
I have given the guys the afternoon off as tomorrow will be a big day for them because the big 56 metre luffing jib
extension set is expected to arrive on site during the morning shift!
Anyway, their office/canteen/equipment/card playing den container turned up on site yesterday morning along
with the crew's posh new van, so they are well satisfied at present and are calling me Sir!

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The rather lovely Mercedes Actros Titan heavy transport lorry tractor also arrived but without the ballast trailer,
(it is out of stock until May/June)
So I have ordered one in "Nooteboom" house colours instead of just plain white and of course, it's gotta costs extra...

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I've also ordered a whole load of double wheel sets with the intention of making 1 or 2 heavy lift trailers of my own design.

Cheers for now,
Pete.

P.S. Rob, I think that the crane model is actually used for initial training and parts familiarisation purposes!
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