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Davie82
Posted: Monday, March 16, 2020 2:57:34 PM
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Pretty sure it will have been the Conrad CC8800 upgraded to a CC8800-1 with boom booster. They are already available for pre-order, due Sept this year.
Paul Crane
Posted: Monday, March 16, 2020 8:01:10 PM
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No, this was a 1:1 model.
mplcranes
Posted: Monday, March 16, 2020 8:13:35 PM
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Paul, it was an 8800 on the MGM Sphere project.
mplcranes
Posted: Monday, March 16, 2020 10:41:29 PM
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I took some pictures of the crane. If someone can post it I'll send it over.
Paul Crane
Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 10:19:38 PM
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Thanks MPL ! I never expected to see a CC 8800 in my life time.

"The world’s fourth-largest crawler crane has arrived to begin work on the MSG Sphere at The Venetian.

The crane, the DEMAG CC-8800, can extend 580 feet high, 30 feet taller than the nearby High Roller observation wheel, and weighs 869 tons."
Paul R
Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 4:05:12 AM

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mplcranes wrote:
I took some pictures of the crane. If someone can post it I'll send it over.


I'll PM you.

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Paul R
Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2020 2:03:36 PM

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Photos from MPL:









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mplcranes
Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2020 6:47:11 PM
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On the Saturday of ConExpo I went to Dielco's yard, then ConExpo to see exhibits I had not been by and then got a cab to go back to the hotel accepting the fact that I wouldn't see the 8800.

Going down the strip I saw the crane to my left and had the cab driver make a quick U turn and pull over at the job site.

There was a solid black fence, seen in the last picture, around the job with no holes but there was a four foot high electrical box outside the fence.

I climbed on top of the electrical box and had the perfect angle to get some good shots of the crane.

If you look at the bottom left corner of the first picture you will see the top of the black fence.

The crane mats are about ten feet high.

I'm so happy I stopped; the second picture is my favorite shot of the week.




Paul R
Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:18:42 AM

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modelmaniac
Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 11:23:50 AM

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I'm so happy I stopped; the second picture is my favorite shot of the week.

I too,am happy you stopped.That may be the best pic of an 8800,i have seen.Love the way it makes the Kobelco,look like a 'small' crane.


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