Pictured McLeod Cranes 170 Tonne GMK5170 Maximus helps out on the East Taupo Arterial (ETA) withCulham Engineerings 400 Tonne Liebherr LR 1400/2 and 220 Tonne Liebherr. The bridge section weighed in at 67 Tonne and was lifted over the Wairakei River. For more information on the ETA including pictures and progress updates see the ETA Website.
Yesterday McLeod Cranes lifted Oracle back into the water and what a change from when we lifted it out. This is going to be one awesome vessel to fish from when they finish those final touches. The Oracle team and Hutcheson Boats have done a great job and were a great group to work with making for a smooth lift.
Well its been a busy week with Fletcher Construction placing the last beam on The NZ Transport Agency Harbour Link Project. Peter McLeod our structural engineer has had his hands full working closely with engineer Gareth Hole from Fletchers planning a very technically complex lift. Maximus (GMK5170) and Lofty (GMK5130) operated by Justin Martin with very short outriggers to place a 70 Tonne Steel Beam with the help of Roy Ogle dogging it gently into place. You can read the full story on SunLive or at the Bay of Plenty Times websites. "It will be quite an engineering feat," Harbour Link project manager Kevin Reid said.
Pictured Page & Macrae work to remove the old Hospital Chimney. In yellow is our 50 Tonne - Grove GMK3050 and in blue is our 170 Tonne Crane a Grove GMK5170. This was the first section of 4 lifts. The last occurring on the 20th June.
Pictured the 170 Tonne Crane a Grove GMK5170 we call Maximus works with Fletcher Construction to place 20 Tonne spuds on a barge in Tauranga.
Pictured Southern Ocean Marine attach the keel to a new yacht. Our GMK5170 - 170 tonne crane is on the left with the GMK5130 - 130 tonne crane is on the right. This yacht by Southern Ocean Marine looks amazing. We started off the morning quitely and within a few hours had drawn quite a crowd as people gathered to see the yacht placed on its keel. Great atmosphere, awesome yacht, great lift to be involved with. The weight of this lift was 50 Tonnes.
Pictured Maximus sets up to lift Solitaire at Sulphur Point. Solitaire weighs in at 20 Tonne. This is one of the first lifts for Maximus our 170 Tonne All Terrain Crane a GMK5170 (US GMK5225).