If you were a kid in the 90’s, remote control cars were all the rage. You’d charge them up for what seemed like an eternity for about 15 minutes of drive time. You built ramps to jump them off of and probably taped a Talkboy to them to spy on your siblings. Now, it seems like there’s a group of adults that just don’t want to let go of those amazing feelings of yesteryear and we’re not upset about it. A little while ago, we wrote about a perfect and fully functional 1:23.5 scale model of a Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 mobile crane made out of Legos and now we get to show you a relatively massive remote control version of a Felbermayr crawler crane.
According to Youtuber monsterchannel24, who also posted the video, this crane was built by a “nice Bavarian guy” named Jeremy Abbott. It’s not hard for us to believe he’s nice, because who could be mad playing with this crane all day? In the video below, you’ll see the RC crane lift a 38kg weight, which is equal to roughly 83 pounds. Everything on the toy is fully functional, from the crawler treads to the extendable boom to the counterweight system and support arms.
Is it necessary? No. Will it help your job site in anyway? Not a chance. Is it freaking cool? You bet. Do you want one? Absolutely.
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.
As the US is experiencing our own natural disaster, by way of Hurricane Florence, China is being hit badly by a Typhoon Mangkhut. According to Independent, the storm has caused a crane, which was being used on a 22-story housing development, to crumble. That collapse was caught on camera by neighbors.
There have been a few devastating structural collapses across America and the world this year. In March, an under construction pedestrian bridge collapsed in Florida, killing 6. In Colombia, ten workers were killed when a large section of a bridge being built collapsed. Both of those tragedies happened while the structures were still being built, but a recent collapse in Texas has a bit of a different story.
If you’re a general contractor in the Davie, Florida area, I have an idea why one of your deliveries might have been late last week.
On Monday morning, a 13 story building in Miami Beach that was being prepped for demolition suddenly collapsed, injuring one Project Manager that was struck by debris.
In January of 2018, ten construction workers were killed and another eight were injured when a bridge spanning the Chirajara canyon in Columbia partially collapsed. That collapse has since been blamed on a poor design, reports have stated. Last week, the remaining sections of the bridge were demolished in dramatic fashion.
A 47 year old crane operator is facing charges of driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident after driving a truck mounted crane into several vehicles on the Long Island Expressway in New York.