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112,000lb crane overturned

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Topic Originally Created in April of 2016:


We were called to assist a neighbouring operator with the recovery of this crane. The road was very narrow and the dyke it had fallen into quite deep. We set up his rotator at the side, the 6x6 Foden was rigged to give a diagonal pull and the 1075 to lift the N/S/F corner. There wasn't much room to get legs out etc, so it had to be shored up with blocks. The left hand boom winch did the lifting whilst the right hand one was run at an angle up into the forest before being returned back to the O/S of the crane. This not only stabilised the boom but also gave diagonal effort.


killerkemp said:
what kind of rotator is that yellow one. I like the legs.
hoover said:
Is that a Syren Mick?
Funjim70 said:
Yes it Syren gear I think all their wreckers run that gear Hoover
Young Mike said:
Sorry gentlemen, I should have answered sooner! As funjim states, it is a syren crane. They are well made but unorthodox in some ways. The company that own this one have just started buying Miller/Vulcan product. The high mounted legs are always a debatable point. The operator rates them highly, but I prefer flat legs as on our nrc and 1075. I think I can justify why I feel this way, but will always be keen to listen to someone else who has differing opinions. Mick
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Mick ....that is a very difficult job with so little room and such a high centre of gravity..to contend with

Good old Holmes trees to help the job along....

As usual ....you guys nailed it ....   


The Syren equipment is incredibly strong and almost unstoppable....as Mike says, a bit unorthodox....  but we ran one almost identical also on 5 axles,  for some time ....

It always performed well even when pushed to the limit...it could have done with wider extending stabilisers  but we always managed with what we had ...


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