Tim R Hansford posted six photos of a lift from a barge to two dollies for road transport. His comment:
Starting the week off with a heavy tandem pick...
2) 2250 Ser. 3
170' & 172 ton.
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|1 Estimated weight was around 15 million pounds..... Give or take... Used the twin 18000's to give her just a lil tilt and let gravity do the rest.....|
|2, cropped 2 18000's do the main lift and a 16000 is the staging crane|
|Dean McCartney shared|
[I finally noticed the foundation with the bolts on the left side of the picture. So they are going to tilt it up, then swing it between them to place it over the foundation. It looks like the one in the foreground is going to have to travel as well as swing.]
|Jerry Evans posted|
[Abraham Lincoln bridge in Louisville, KY. Rebar cages are not strong so the rigging has to support them in many places. Note that each "junction" is a pully so the cables can move to adjust to the angle of the cage as it is lifted.]
|Morley Coote commented on the above posting|
[This is the picture that made me realize the rigging used pulleys. Note that each crane is controlling two lines (blocks). The middle blocks, in turn, have pulleys so that even more lines can be attached to the rebar cage.]
Fred BainGroup Admin Tandem lift, very tricky. Good job
|Mark Gillings commented on Chris' posting|
Here is one from my end
|Reuse Sell posted|
Shifting of Copper Dam
|Broc Sherwood posted|
Glenn McLaren First one was about 250k. Second one that is being lifted is about 170k.
[There were quite a few comments, but no one mentioned where the bridge is being built.]
|Fern Druckemiller commented on Broc's posting|
[It appears they are using extra cranes rather than build falsework to hold a span until the field splice is done.]
|Fern Druckemiller commented on Broc's posting|
|Glenn McLaren commented on Broc's posting|
|Fern Druckemiller commented on Broc's posting|
Here's a different view on site.
|David Jordan posted|
Wind turbine towers were being unloaded at TZPR's East Peoria Yard this afternoon, February 27, 2018. Eighteeen loaded flat cars can be seen on a track which I believe is called "B-19." A number of towers have already been unloaded.
[It looks like a tandem walk as well as lift.]
|Butch Gray posted|
Couple of Groves getting it done
|Wayne Clayton Mangrum commented on a posting|
This is one of the first 793s we got at Shannon mine
|Arthur Overdijk posted|
2x Demag TC 3000 and a TC 2000
[It is a tandem lift of the high end. Having a smaller crane for a tailing crane when lifting a column upright is standard practice.]
|Brandon L Grace posted|
Our Bucyrus 30B with our P&H 600XL in the back ground.
Dennis DeBruler I presume this is in a museum. What and where is the museum?
[Antiques lifting an antique.]
Brandon L Grace No. No museum
Dennis DeBruler Interesting. Then you take good care of your equipment. The caboose must be a static display somewhere.
Dennis DeBruler Wait, what would be the date of this photo?
Brandon L Grace Dennis DeBruler like 1980-1986
|Kenny Rutland posted|
|Ulises Lara Torres posted|
Ben StalveyBen and 4 others manage the membership, moderators, settings, and posts for Manitowoc Crane Enthusiasts. sweet 18000 with maxers
|Travis Lewark commented on Damian's posting|
|Bryan Metzler Sr. commented on a posting|
2 550s setting bridge beams.
|Brenton Kimble commented on a posting|
|Port of Milwaukee posted|
Port Milwaukee cranes perform a dual lift of a windblade mould off of Fednav's scheduled Falline vessel Federal Saguenay in Port this week!
[Note the elevated cabs on the cranes so that the operators can more easily see what is happening on the deck of the ships.]
|Terrell Simpson posted|
Twin 2250’s doing tandem lifts for a new overpass!!!
[It looks like the left crane is lifting more than its fair share. The comments indicate Orlando.]
|Nick Spinning commented on a posting|
[18000 Maxer with the wheeled counterweight wagons. I assume the others are "just" 18000s. Actually, a quadruple lift because there is a tandem lift at each end! ]
|One of several tandem lift photos in 30 photos posted by Waseem Hendricks|
M16000 . M21000 . Hanging maxer
|Blane Tidwell posted|
Last piece of steel set on Rockland side [for the Tappan Zee Bridge]. #TAPPANZEEBRIDGENEWYORK
|Ken Cook posted|
MikeandKellie Glaze couldn't be any more short sticked,unless their going to put it back where it came from they are going to have to walk with it.
Hans van Vliet Or they lifted it from a barge and put it on a sea going vessel for the rest of the journey. Not uncommon in Dutch harbours. Mostly with a sheerleg but also with mobiles.
|Matthew Mackay posted|
Jim Browne What type of girder is that? Never seen that section before.
John Smith WF 84. 84 " tall and 4'-1" top flange. Common here in Washington state.
|Tony Snoke posted|
Winter is coming
Perry Silver That’s a lot a stick in the air.
Tony Snoke 370 ft
Laurent Gagnon Two bagged out all terrains to change out a blade. Haha.
Tony Snoke This was a bearing change. Every time we have exchanged blades or did bearing change we have used two 550’s.
Kenneth Ohl Corey Gerber some types of blades have to be put on one at a time because they won’t take the stress of being picked up on the hub. When you put the blades on the hub on the ground you lift the hub and blades with the primary crane. You tail one of the blades with a second crane. When you pick up on the main crane one blade is taking a great deal of weight. Some manufacturers blades can’t handle this. Also it takes a bigger crane to set the hub with the blades on it.
Corey Gerber Kenneth Ohl and maybe you should stick to playing with the RT on the jobs. It takes less crane to lift the assembled hub then the nacelle
Kenneth Ohl Some windfarms they use different size rigs for different aspects of the job. One crane sets the lower and lower mid. Another crane sets the upper mid and spike. Then it sets the nacelle. Sometimes it sets the blades and other times moves on to the next turbine. Then a smaller crane sets the hub and blades. Dont give up your day job Corey.
[They can get a way with such a long jib because the boom is almost straight up. That is, they are lifting the blade with a small radius. Lots of comments about weather or not you should get one more expensive crane to avoid tandem picks. And some photos of single and tandem blade picks.]
|John W. Coke posted|
World’s largest Ferris wheel in Dubai.
|Bay Crane posted|
300,000 lbs gantry beam hoisted with 2x Liebherr LR 1200 and walked into position
|Al Roskam posted|
Ben StalveyBen and 4 others manage the membership, moderators, settings, and posts for Manitowoc Crane Enthusiasts. 4100 series 2 and 2250William Fitzgerald Dangerous pick Spread 4 point pick with two cranes.
Uneven hoisting overloads rigging really fast.Lou Adler 2 4 points don’t always work well ...if you get the weight off could snap rigging...
Just be safe folks....Al Roskam Rigging was close to double of what was needed.Jim Browne Doesn't matter if its two cranes with 4 point pick.
Each crane is independent with its own rigging.
4 point rigging each point should be rated at half the load. With a typical 4 point lift 80% of the load is in two diagonal legs, 15% in the third for stabilization, and 5% or less in the fourth leg along for the ride.
(new window) "TDOT is currently using Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) to repair or replace four bridges along I-240, east of Memphis, in a project known as MemFix 4. This time-lapse features work completed between 8pm Friday, August 17, and 6am Monday, August 20, on westbound Poplar Avenue bridge over I-240."
A video of tandem lifts very little vertical clerance. Being able to move the boom in and out while under load is critical to this operation.
A time-lapse video "of the bridge beam job I’m on. Two AC700 demag’s getting it done!"
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A video of lifting a locomotive back on its tracks. It took me a while to realize that they are lifting a locomotive behind the one we see on its side. Judging from the counterweight stack and the boom bracing, the first hydro has a large lifting capacity. Give the position of the cranes, it needs a longer radius than the other one.
|Gilbert Dionne posted|
This morning [11/11/2018],orlando fl
|Dale Mccormick posted|
Lifting a drill head for a off shore rig at the port in Texas
Ben Stalvey Look at the little 2250John Boevers Heavy Lifting Device. 15,000,000 capacity.Ross Rodger It’s lifted that high so that they can float the semi-submersible underneath it. That’s part of the rig topside Dale. It will be out off shot. Ingleside texas
|Jim Kratzer commented on Dale's posting|
Jim Kratzer Here’s some small platforms sitting about 10 miles away
|Jim Kratzer commented on Dale's posting, cropped|
The pickup in the middle of this photo is parked over 100 feet away from that rig behind it. Just some visual reference.
|Justin Johnson posted|
Putting in some work today
Nick Gerard Phoenix job.
[I hate it when they don't provide the model numbers. That is a lot of counterweights setting on the yellow one.]
|Brandon Wayne posted|
[This is the first time I have seen a tandem lift of a blade. And how do you see what you are doing if the clouds are below the hub?]
|Clyde Chevalier posted|
Worked this pair of Triple 9's in Ohio, used the whip line to rotate the tanks upright then walked them ahead to the piers
[There were quite a few comments about the rigging, but I don't understand them.]
|Branden Kuck posted|
2250s setting conveyer section. Lighting came out good so figured I would share. Local #49
Gerald Duysen Is this at Coal Creek Station?
Branden Kuck Gerald Duysen yes sir it is
|Scott Bourge posted|
Gulf Island fab
[If two is good, then six is even better? It is better lifting capacity, but it is more of a coordination problem. It looks like they are rolling it from horizontal to vertical and lifting it so that many-axle mover can drive underneath it.]
Fritz Ryznar Can you imagine doing this back in the day when we didn't have scales and computers!David Waller Very common back then.Fritz Ryznar David Waller , yup, just sayin kids are spoiled these days
Jimmy Wayne Cofield added three photos with comments to Scott's posting and observed: "Cool looking but a lot of engineering overkill. We've done many ourselves. Two GMK7550 Grove's & a 888 in the middle anchoring the hull as we roll them over."
This is just a lift from a barge to a storage area. To actually lift it vertically and set it in place, one of the cranes would be a lot larger.
Dennis DeBruler It is good to know that there is still at least one blast furnace left in Detroit.
Aaron Payne 2 in Detroit and 1 we built from the ground up 2008 in Dearborn. The old Rouge Steel 2 miles from Zug.
Hartley Bergeron Trent Lofton I’ve made 16-18 crane lifts. All done by radio. With spotters to ensure everything and everyone is level. Setting decks like these pictures and setting tops of jackets. Weight indicator has to work properly. I remember the days of an old Martin Decker !!
Michael Tregre Everything needs to be set up. Mats ect. Radios. Pick and walk and set. Cranes weren't big enough to handle loads back then like today. We talking 35 to 40 yrs ago.
Derek Raymond This was a whole different era, the cranes were at max capacity.As long as the track was flat we went with it and yes you had to watch out for your brother operator on these lifts.
|Thomas Goralczyk answered the question "What is it?" with "Guessing a deck for an offshore platform. Similar to this lift."|
|Thomas Goralczyk commented on Carlos' post|
That was definitely a fun job, did a few big multi crane lifts this past summer.
|Thomas Goralczyk commented on Carlos' post|
Here's what a lift plan looks like.
Thomas Goralczyk Trent Lofton we went up to 18 cranes for one lift on this job, it was an off shore production platform for natural gas.
|Hartley Bergeron commented on Carlos' post, cropped|
We had an old school engineer who knew how to tell what crane needed to be where to bare what weight. Then you have the weight indicator on each crane to aid you to
Keep you at your weight. People off in the distance to ensure that it was lifted level. We used to points of the compass as a judge. Say they would all stop us. Every crane operator ensured we had our weight. Then they’ll say the north side is low. Or southwest corner is low. Etc. we’d get level then go higher. It was a lil hairy sometimes. But we did it.
|Jim Browne commented on Carlos' post|
One of the classics
|James Terry posted|
New England Erecting Co. uses 2 truck & a crawler crane (a Link-Belt, a Bay City and a Manitowoc) to set steel beams on the construction of the John F. Fitzgearld Express Way in Boston, MA. July 1954. (Paul Joyce collection). Thanks Ray Darling. Repost from another group
Reuben Zimmer Bay city cranes was purchased by Manitowoc late 60’s or early 70’s
Bill Hough That Manitowoc looks like a 2000
J. Mike Poupore Maybe 3000 (50 ton)?The boom looks to heavy for a 2000, plus the load distribution of the three cranes it doesn’t seem that a 2000 (25 ton) would carry most of the load.Lynn Spriggs Talk about crane operators!
Ryan Weinkauf Those guys on the left, what are their blocks distance apart do you think? Maybe 5-10 ft. Truly amazing.
|A quad-pick of a beam for I-4 in Orlando, FL (source)|
|Jose Moran Jr. posted|
21000, 400 tons
John Schilberg What does that team look like? What's the org chart look like for a lift like that? Leaders, observers, operators, telemetry analyzers???Ray Little Impressive lift. I imagine the lift required a longer reach than one crane could handle, one end to come in different from the other or rigging too wide or tall for a single crane lift. I say this because 400 tons isn’t all that much for a 21000 in Maxer.Rod Walters Ray Little you are so correct, but when you need to bring one end down or rotate a bit and a tag line or come-a-long just want do it two cranes will.Ray Little Rod Walters that’s exactly what I meant in my explanation. Good to hear from you again Rodney!
|Jose commented on his post|
|Jose provided a video as a comment, but I can't get a valid URL for it.|
[But I didn't see the load move. I took screenshots at the beginning and end to compare. This is the end screenshot because it has some workers to provide scale.]
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[This video makes you appreciate that multiple crane lifts can go really bad.]
[It appears they built a temporary bridge next to the one being built for the truck and beam so the two cranes just had to swing it a little bit from one side to the other.]
[They are "walking" that big pipe.]
Matt Wolfe posted two photos with the comment: "3 crane pick and roll this morning. 777 888 and mlc 100 under power lines and over the road."
|Uwe Scharfe posted, cropped|
1993 The good old days working for WWM great team my Singapore guys on this project and many others with me.
|Ekbal Abdullah posted|
Get this photos from other side group. A Dozen of manitowoc in 1 lift.
[Actually, "just" nine cranes.]
Rodney Thibodeaux 4000s one 3950 that's the blue crane I was on that lift in the crane with white tip that was around the early 80s reason for that many cranes is because of flex in deck and when setting in place you may have to lift a certain area to clear something out the way this pick was from the ground and we walked over.Rodney Thibodeaux This was taken in houma, la,in delta fabrication yard which is no longer in Business the yard is now gulf island fabrication was there since the beginning retired now.Rodney Thibodeaux We had bigger platform decks that ,we had some with 12 4000s and 2 4100s.Hartley Bergeron Rodney Thibodeaux (tracker). After you left the decks got bigger and taller. 16 crane lifts were the norm. 8 triple 8’s. 2 M 250’s 4 2250 2 with and 2 without Maxer attachments. @
2 999’s. Higher. Taller. And bigger. Then the bottom fell out now nothing. They build boats. Imagine that. Boats. 20+years I had with them. Left and went overseas. Learned a lot from Rigger man. And everyone else. People today have no idea the lifts we made.....Rodney Thibodeaux Notice you'll talking about mats ,we didn't need mats in this yard, we put 3 feet of layer limestone of different sizes, with mating sawed together under the stone, we put them cranes on the toes wouldn't sink now on our other fab yard that across the channel, which would be on left of picture has the same amount of stone and you need mats most places.
|Michael Levitz commented on Ekbal's post|
Newer version and prolly the same place.
Michael Levitz Rodney Thibodeaux this was last year. No friction rigs same idea though. I took the pic.
Hartley Bergeron Michael Levitz we did 16. All in sync. I trusted the other 15 any and every day. Now they’re all gone or retired.
|Pierre Lacoste posted|
A more typical type of construction, laying box-section beams lengthwise onto piers, using two M-1200 ringers, the 900-ton 75A and 1430-ton 72-A. This was the only tandem pick I saw; the others were performed by a single crane. Maybe the wind that day required a second hook just to keep the load from turning on the block; it certainly wasn't excess weight or radius. It gets pretty windy in the middle of the river and the long box-section beams probably make a good sail...
Andre Mylocopos This may be the only tandem-pick by two M-1200’s ever and almost certainly the only one for two barge-mounted M-1200’s!
|Jim Browne commented on Pierre's post|
Two Lampson Translifts building a coal terminal
A video of two hydro cranes raising and turning into position a tall cylinder
A time lapse video of two cranes setting I-74 girders