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Sany crawlers up to the task

Tutt Bryant Heavy Lift & Shift recently deployed a 400t capacity SANY lattice boom crawler crane to build a bridge building project in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales. The Sany SCC4000E lattice boom crawler has been working in conjunction with a Sany SCC400TB tele crawler on the project.

Kyle Greenwood is a supervisor with Tutt Bryant Heavy Lift & Shift. He operates out of Muswellbrook and Singleton branches in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales. Greenwood and his team are working with both the Sany SCC4000E and Sany SCC400TB.

The Sany SCC4000E has been heavily involved on the project and recently completed a 62t precast concrete headstock into position at a 52m radius and with hooks, rigging and attachments the total load was just over 70t.

The Sany 400t capacity SCC4000E crawler has a main boom 84m and 171m tip height with the luffing jib attachment. The machine weighs 330t and features a Safety Control System, Convenient Maintenance Technology, 100% load travel, and optimised chassis design.

“We recently took delivery of the Sany SCC400TB which is the new model 40t capacity tele crawler. It is currently working as the assist crane to the Sany SCC4000E, our 400t lattice boom crawler. Both cranes are working on a project involving the replacement of an old steel bridge with a new concrete bridge in Muswellbrook.

“We have been operating the Sany SCC400TB tele crawler on site for a month. Before it helped with the lattice boom crawler build, it was installing formwork and Reo steel work on the site. It’s been walking up and down a runway made for a crawler crane and helping to install the steel piling and form work for the new bridge which will eventually be hydraulically launched out and over the river,” he said.

Greenwood confirms he and his team have been impressed with the performance of the Sany crawlers.

“We have our own operator and rigger on the cranes, and both have been performing really well. For a 40t capacity tele-crawler, the Sany SCC400TB has excellent charts. We were lifting one tonne steel bundles with 37m of boom out at 24m radius and it was operating at 60 per cent of its chart’s capacity which is really impressive,” he said.

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