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Metcalf deploys 650-tonne Demag for overpass installation

Metcalf Cranes deploys a Demag crawler crane on Victoria's Big Build.

Metcalf Cranes has deployed its Tadano Demag CC.3800-1 to lift a colossal overpass into place in Geelong, Victoria.

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The overpass, part of the new Marshall Station being developed on the Regional Rail Revival project that forms a section of Victoria’s Big Build, weighed in at 112-tonnes and measured in at 40m long. The overpass frame was assembled from more than 100 structural pieces after arriving on site in February, with crews completing work on roofing, cladding, drainage and forming the concrete base before the Demag CC.3800-1 got to work on installation.


To help configure the 650-tonne crawler crane for the lifts, Metcalf also deployed one of its five-axle all-terrain cranes and a pick and carry crane. The crane possesses a maximum main boom length of 171m and comes with a boom booster kit as well as a flex frame, making the crane a highly suitable choice for wind turbine construction, maintenance, and installation, as well as major infrastructure projects and the petrochemical industry.

Furthermore, the crane also possesses the Vario Superlift feature, allowing the Superlift tray to be manoeuvred between 11m-21m from the crane’s centre and thereby providing the machine with extra flexibility in restricted areas, with Metcalf’s installation making full use of this feature as the lift utilised Superlift and came in close proximity to powerlines.

The overpass will provide a link to the new second platform that is currently under construction, with work continuing on the ramps, lifts and stairs to make the overpass fully accessible.

Metcalf Cranes provides in-house engineering and lifting services across the telecommunications, roads and rail infrastructure, wind, and power and gas industries.

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