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Jack.
Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 3:50:15 PM

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Thanks all Cool


A day at home after getting back from France and then straight up to Immingham to unload x5 135 ton generators






4 loaded onto SPMT's and stooled off elsewhere on the port...





... and one straight into the girder frame for transport the next day






Two of Allelys cranes, 55 lieb and 25 krupp




Helping out moving one of the last of those generators








Franna used for putting the beams around the load





LG 1550 in Manchester (forgot the weight of this one!)




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Jack.
Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 4:19:33 PM

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Bridge replacement up in Forres, Scotland with the 1800







Another bridge job in Spalding with the 1750







Stripping the trial erection for installation







King Liftings 500 and 300 turning a 130 ton press for loading on SPMT's







and that same evening the LTM 1800 with a 30 ton tank





Y rigged to get the boom on due to the lack of space







LTM 1800 lifting a 170 ton trawler into the water









A huge deal/celebration for the crew and their families of the new vessle being launched





Quick bit of maintenance in another company's yard before doing a job for them





Another rail bridge job















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Campmb
Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 5:05:45 PM
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Thank's for posting a great series of pictures, Jack. Those are some great looking rigs you've got there. Be careful on the job. A lot of people don't realize just how dangerous this work can be even under the right conditions. Mike
Victor Pay
Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 6:08:32 PM

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Thanks again for the pictures Jack!

A few questions about the 1800/1550:

- On the ballast tray I only see the standard counterweights, not the special "rectangular" ones for the middle part of the tray. But you do have them, I suppose? Smile

- Is there any advantage in using the derrick mast with the telescopic boom, when you also have the lattice boom?
I've heard about the German company Thömen, who also still has both the telescopic and the lattice boom for their good old LGD 1550, that they use the derrick only in combination with the lattice boom and never with the telescopic.
Which makes some sense to me since the lattice boom is lighter.

On the other hand, clever way of lifting the telescopic boom with the derrick bridle Smile
Paul
Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 4:28:32 AM

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Super "inside" photos Jack, so just to let you know it's very much appreciated Applause

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Paul R
Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1:41:40 PM

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Another fantastic set Jack!

I really think Alleys/Osprey need a full time photographer working for them Wink

Paul R
JoeS1989
Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 2:28:35 PM
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Not a crane man personally but you look like your having a whale of a time mate! The first big crane I ever saw was the ainscough 1800 and I've liked the look of them since!

Do.ainscough still own there's? (Sorry for the off topic)
Jack.
Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 4:03:18 PM

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Thank you all for the nice comments again Cool

Victor, We only have the standard counterweights, I have never seen the special ones for the middle? Do you have a photo of a tray with them on? Also the derrick with tele boom is good for jobs with not alot of space; you only need 31.5m (The length of the derrick) to rig a 60m long boom Wink Also, the tele boom is only one truck load, instead of maybe 4/5 truck of lattice boom. As you probably know, the 1800 is a very strong machine with the derrick. Without the derrick you might aswell send an LTM 1750-9.1!!!

Joe Ainscough still have theirs but for a few months last year it was on a dock yard in Scotland somewhere for a few months hence we covered a few of their jobs!


1550 on 63m of boom in Sizewell lifting a redundant gantry crane





Full 250te tray







Then up to Sutton Bridge to unload another 5 of those Generators












Transformer unload with NMT's AC 700 up at Fort William





Then up to a substation for a windfarm in the middle of no-where







Newtown in Wales doing bridge beams with the 1800







My favourite photo of last year





Beams being ferried to us by our own SPMTs









Some heavy snow brought the job to s standstill for a couple of days!







View from the cab








And to finish off 2017, a couple of weeks out in Denmark with the 1750




Very dark and very cold!




But stunning mornings






Off to the last pad







Lay down for Christmas, ready to be derigged and brought home in the new year





Cheers Cool


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Paul R
Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 4:22:56 PM

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Outstanding!!!!!

Paul R
Victor Pay
Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 5:51:08 PM

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@ Jack, about the counterweights: "ballast slap 2" from the Liebherr pdf data. Same weight, but different symmetrical shape with 4 lifting lugs.



Pictures I collected from the German forum:



Jack.
Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 2:31:35 AM

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Ah, we only have the standard ones. I don’t see any benefit to those, what if the truck with those slabs turns up when you are ballasting up the superstructure! They will all have to go on the floor and be handled twice! Also when ballasting the tray you would have to keep changing the tackle on the rig crane to suit 4 and then 3 lug slabs.... I’m glad we don’t have them!!! Teeth

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JoeE
Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 5:16:15 AM

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Great pics.



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Victor Pay
Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 1:28:02 PM

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@ Jack, your latest pics with the full ballast tray already countered my question if you had them or not Smiley
It could also be a form of standardization from Liebherr, hadn't thought about that yet.

Edit: I have asked the question on the German forum, let's see if someone knows more Smiley
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