The SLJ900 was the 580 ton Chinese bridge girder erection machine that almost broke the internet in 2015. Videos of the massive piece of equipment have been viewed millions of times and the process has mesmerized viewers from across the globe. Now, the video has even prompted someone to build a working model of the machine.
Radio-Controlled (RC) models of cars and construction equipment are popping up all over the place and many look and act just like the real thing. Earlier this year, we shared a video of a working RC version of a crawler crane that could actually lift up to 83 pounds. Last year, we highlighted a perfect 1:23.5 scale working model of a Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 mobile crane made out of Legos.
The RC model of the SLJ900 bridge girder machine is a 1:40 scale model of the real deal, which measures 300 feet long and 24 feet wide. If those measurements are correct, the scale model should be 7.5 feet long and just over 7 inches wide. If you work on model trains, you’re probably going to need this beast to build some bridges in the future. Better get to work making your own.
Video below is by RC Video:
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.