Lidcombe - 750 tonne crane

 
  lunchbox Locomotive Driver

Noticed yesterday, 20 December 2013, adjacent Olympic Drive.  It's big and it's green, but surely not capable of 750 t lift ?  What's it all about?

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  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

Noticed yesterday, 20 December 2013, adjacent Olympic Drive.  It's big and it's green, but surely not capable of 750 t lift ?  What's it all about?
lunchbox
Come on. That is one humungous crane. It could lift anything. Saw it the weekend before. Must be going to replace bridges. There are some new concrete bridges over where Pippata was formerly located. Not sure what they are for. But would need a big crane.
  OK2RUN Assistant Commissioner
  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

They do exist, see link.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBM78WdDMOg

More here:

http://www.liebherr-bauma.com/en-GB/140829.wfw
OK2RUN
That is not the one at Lidcombe. That one is mounted on massive caterpillar treads each the width of a car and the actual crane is painted green. The baby at Lidcombe would eat the yellow one for breakfast.
  Bugnash Station Master

The one at Lidcombe looks like this.
THey are replacing the bridge sections over the road.
  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

The one at Lidcombe looks like this.
THey are replacing the bridge sections over the road.
Bugnash
That is it, however, the one at Lidcombe has a longer jib.
  OK2RUN Assistant Commissioner

That is not the one at Lidcombe. That one is mounted on massive caterpillar treads each the width of a car and the actual crane is painted green. The baby at Lidcombe would eat the yellow one for breakfast.
nswtrains
I did not say it was the one at Lidcombe. The OP made a comment about a 750 tonne lift capacity and my reply was to state that cranes do exist with that capacity. The description of a crane with crawler tracks was not then known.
  bl262000 Junior Train Controller

G'day all,
Cityrail (Sydney trains) did this in the same place on a different set of bridges (South line via Bankstown) a couple of years ago (2010) and are now repeating it on the western lines this weekend. Seems the bridge sections have been constructed on the site of the old Pippita milk works along side Parramatta rd for installation over the Xmas-new years period. The difference I noticed were the South ones were steel girder type and the new western ones are pre stressed concrete.

Heres a video of when they did it last:

http://www.sydneytrains.info/service_updates/trackwork/bridge_replacements

cya
BL262000
  allambee Chief Train Controller

Noticed yesterday, 20 December 2013, adjacent Olympic Drive.  It's big and it's green, but surely not capable of 750 t lift ?  What's it all about?
lunchbox
A 750 tonne crawler crane is a gigantic crane. I don't think any of these are working in NSW (was one at Kooragang Island) but I think there might be something close to that size at Curtis Island. I would think mobilisation & demobilisation costs for a short duration hire would be cost prohibitive to use a 750 tonne crane, but seeing its taxpayer money being spent nothing would surprise me.
Maybe you saw a Demag CC-2800?
A green crane would indicate it is owned by Boom Logistics?
  DL_Daily Junior Train Controller

Certainly was a green crane just spotted on the 1am Win news for the reconstruction of the lidcombe olympic way bridge.

I remember this location from when I was a kid and traveled to lidcombe to visit my aunt and cousins.

Was a short 5 minute walk to the station and into the city via train.

Certainly used to be a bottleneck for traffic.
  DBclass Chief Commissioner

Location: Western Australia
A 750 tonne crawler crane is a gigantic crane. I don't think any of these are working in NSW (was one at Kooragang Island) but I think there might be something close to that size at Curtis Island. I would think mobilisation & demobilisation costs for a short duration hire would be cost prohibitive to use a 750 tonne crane, but seeing its taxpayer money being spent nothing would surprise me.
Maybe you saw a Demag CC-2800?
A green crane would indicate it is owned by Boom Logistics?
allambee


They replaced the railway bridge over here with a 500T mobile crane. That was a steel bridge.

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