Crane manufacturer, Liebherr, is no stranger to clever marketing techniques, and we have to admit, they’re really good at it. In the past, they’ve showed us an incredible display of strength and balance with their biggest crawler crane lifting another crane, which was lifting another crane, which was lifting another crane. This time, they’re logistics and planning skills are on display, as they assemble a crane on one of the most interesting construction sites we’ve ever seen.
The Zugspitze, which is a peak in the Wetterstein Mountains, is the highest point in Germany sitting at roughly 10,000 feet above sea level. The team’s task was to build a new Eibsee cable car, which is a 14,600 foot long ride that allows the fastest access to the Zugspitze. So, Liebherr’s challenge was figuring out how to assemble a crane on the side of a mountain nearly 2 miles in the air.
In the video below, you’ll see exactly how they got the crane assembled using helicopters. I wouldn’t mind being the crane operator on this site, the views don’t get much better than this.
Everyone has a camera in their pocket these days and when something goes down on the jobsite, you can bet it’s going to be captured on video one way or another. That can either be a great thing for marketing or an awful way to showcase your business.
Look, you could mobilize on site the boring old way by loading your heavy equipment on the bed of a trailer and driving it to site, or you could take a note from the Bravo Company of the 37th Engineer Battalion of the United States and spice things up a bit.
“World’s Largest” is definitely a sought after goal, especially in the construction industry. Sarens, a crane rental, heavy lifting, and engineered transport company in Belgium, has recently released a supersized crane that is being regarded as the largest crane in the world, by both size and lifting capacity.
Multiple buildings imploded at the same time with multiple different camera views? Sounds like the making of a great demolition video.
A construction crane that was working on a highway widening project in St. Martin Parish in Louisiana collapsed onto the adjacent roadway last week, injuring one driver.
Demolition by implosion videos are always fun to watch. Adding an element of water makes them even more dramatic, though it’s probably not great for the ecosystem. Late last week, a one mile long, 23 year-old bridge in China was imploded in front of a crowd of spectators and caught on camera.
Cranes are an extremely useful and important piece of equipment on the majority of construction sites. They can also be extremely dangerous if they are not understood or respected.