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I didn't use the embedded version of this Liebherr MK-88 video because it was click bait. The contents is actually more interesting than the thumbnail. The man in the lower-left corner is the operator that is using a remote control to control the crane.
|Chas Burger posted|
The girlfriend took me to Chicago last weekend ...lots of potains around the city
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Potain was founded in La Clayett, France, in 1928. It is now a subsidiary of Manitowoc that makes tower cranes.
|Steven Xzin shared|
|Steven Xzin posted|
Cecil Muncy Good lord at the amount of cable needed
Rich Reiter Potain MDT128
Jimmy Cupps Can you just imagine how much that thing sways when the wind picks up.
[If I hadn't already read the above posting, I would not have known that the comment was referring to the tower crane. I'm frustrated that none of the comments indicate where this bridge is being built.]
|Howard Hultquist posted|
Don Rhino Rhines GTK-1100 http://grovecranes.blogspot.com/.../gtk-1100-grove...Luke Keagy Be seeing those on wind farms soon.Don Rhino Rhines I don't think they make them any more.Dennis Faust I think your correct Rhino!
[Only two of the possible five tower segments are out. They are probably still erecting the tower part.]
|Josh Karras commented on the above posting.|
|John W. Coke posted|
[This must be what it looks like when it is "folded up" for transport.]
Brandon Storie 8t, can pick 3000lbs at 164ft
|ALL Erection and Crane Rental posted|
An impressive photo capture of 5 tower cranes standing tall above the buildings of downtown Chicago's West Loop; one of the cities fastest-growing neighborhoods. These tower cranes, in addition to a large portion of the many other cranes found throughout downtown Chicago, are supplied by Illinois based Central Contractors Service, a member of the ALL Family of Companies.
There are some Potain cranes working on the Tappan Zee Bridge.
Video of Grove GTK1100 being set up, doing work such as building a windmill, and coming down.
There is currently (Summer 2017) a crane erected just a few blocks from where I live.