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Lift of the Month: Premier Cranes

Premier Cranes' Liebherr crawler crane lifts a girder into place on the West Gate Tunnel Project.

Victorian crane hire company, Premier Cranes, has won this month’s lift of the month for its work on the West Gate Tunnel Project. Get the low-down on the lift below.

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Company: Premier Cranes

Crane model: Liebherr LR 1350/1

Project: West Gate Tunnel Project

Client: CPBJH JV

Objective: Lift a 97-tonne, 40m-long girder into place on the elevated road above Footscray Rd.

Rigging: 120-tonne triangle with sync hoists

Parameters: Pickup at 21m radius, installation at 10.4m height and 34.1m radius, with a maximum tip height of 53.4m during the lift. 

Crane configuration: 60m main boom, 163 tonnes of counterweight with 200 tonnes of superlift utilising a variable derrick system.

Difficulties: A preliminary lift assessment highlighted several constraints, including the need to avoid obstructions like light poles, scaffolding, and the bridge during the lift execution. The lift needed to be completed in a four hour window to ensure traffic on the motorway below would not be disrupted.

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