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Paul
Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018 9:46:59 PM

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Hello group, its been a while since I posted anything but earlier this week I received some old photos of an oil project that was done here 40 years ago.

In among the photos was one or two of a beast of a AKR Rosenkramz crane which I thought might be of interest.

What strikes me is how huge the outriggers and pads are!.

I believe it has a 1000t capacity.

Rosenkranz by Paul Moar, on Flickr

Rosenkranz by Paul Moar, on Flickr

Rosenkranz by Paul Moar, on Flickr

31 - Copy by Paul Moar, on Flickr

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sd90
Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018 10:53:12 PM

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Hi Paul.

Is the crane a Gottwald looks like one? I learnt to drive in the TK Bebford many years ago they would have to be a
collectors item now I would say.
Leon.
Paul
Posted: Friday, November 30, 2018 7:28:34 AM

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Hi Leon, I wasn't sure tbh(!) so I did a little digging around and found this website by our friend Emiel which says it was made from different parts like Demag, Krupp etc.

It seems she ended up at Baldwins in the UK and named Rosie. I remember seeing a tv programme where the operator was very proud of her and what she could lift!.

http://www.emielschoonen.nl/e_rosie.html

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GuyM
Posted: Friday, November 30, 2018 8:22:11 AM
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sd90,

The crane was the K10001 Bohne-Rosenkranz unit, built in 1969. It was designed by Vesper, with its design validated by the Darmstadt University. Thyssen, Demag and Krupp contributed to the construction of the crane for the German craneage company Rosenkranz.
For road trips, it was towed by a 5-axle FAUN unit and was resting on 2 independent wheels at front and a 4-line Scheuerle module at rear.
To know more about that 1000 tonnes capacity crane (in German, sorry): http://www.hansebubeforum.de/showtopic.php?threadid=2655

I think it is today (slightly modified throughout all these years, by its various owners) working as a pedestal crane in an Italian site of the Adriatic coast:



I hope it helps.
Guy
Paul R
Posted: Friday, November 30, 2018 1:25:47 PM

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Very cool indeed. Thanks to all for the photos and follow up info.

Paul R
sd90
Posted: Friday, November 30, 2018 10:11:17 PM

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Thanks Guy ,Paul,

I have some old pictures of this crane being used in New Zealand I am pretty sure that this is the crane being used
to lift units in a oil refinery.
I cannot post them as I have still not worked out how to post them.
Glad to see that the crane is still being used and not scrapped.
Leon
GuyM
Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2018 4:30:40 AM
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sd90,

I don't think that the Rosenkranz crane ever went to New Zealand.
The crane you mention should be the Gottwald MK1000 from Sparrows, which performed several lifts in the Marsden Point Refinery project in New Zealand:
https://www.fsumsion.co.uk/photos/montalev-sparrow-projects/new-zealand/
https://www.fsumsion.co.uk/photos/montalev-sparrow-projects/

I hope it helps.
Guy
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Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2018 4:53:34 AM
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To complement my response above, pictures of the Rosenkranz K10001 crane (top) and of the Gottwald MK1000 (bottom). The 1st one was built in 1969, the second delivered to Sparrows in 1980:





If you want to know more about the Rosenkranz unit:

http://www.emielschoonen.nl/e_rosie.html

Regards.
Guy
sd90
Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2018 5:12:40 AM

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Guy

Thanks that is he crane looks like same pictures I have ,my uncle worked on that project
Set up as a pedistal crane by the look of it ?
We used there prime movers here in Whyalla steel works in the eightes to movers 400 ton steel press.
They where purchased by fleet Exprees ,Scammels if I can remember right we used there winches
To pull the load onto trailers.
Leon.
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