Sunday, June 25, 2017

60-foot ringer crane in the 1980s, Hercules

I got the impression that this was the first ringer crane ever designed. Or at least the largest at its time.

After it built the Luling Bridge, it was bought by the contractor for the Copper River Bridge in South Carolina. After that bride was done, the US Army Core of Engineers bought it.
Ben Stalvey posted
Can't wait to see more pictures of this platform Ringer. The US Army Corp Of Engineers owns it now. Called Hercules
Josh Karras commented on the posting
[This  is another barge mounted ringer crane with a jib and a big pile of counterweights.]
In 2013, Hercules helped clean up the Marseilles Dam barge allision.
US Coast Guard Photo from gCaptain

Tim Freitag posted He is at Peoria Lock and Dam
There you go Ben think this is a 4100. It's a core rig named Hercules.
Ben StalveyGroup Admin It's actually a 60' platform ringer. All platform ringers were based off of some pieces and parts of a 4600.

Mike weaver commented on Tim's posting
Mike Weaver commented on Tim's posting
Ben StalveyGroup Admin Sure is neat how it folds downJon Hart Has to fit under those bridges!
Andrew Erickson posted
Hercules headed up river by Lacon IL
[I wonder where the USACE stores it between jobs.]

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