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VIDEO – Two mobile cranes mobilised by Boom Logistics on Metronet

Boom Logistics deploys its Liebherr and Grove mobile cranes for a series of dual lifts on Perth's Metronet project.

Two Boom Logistics mobile cranes have been deployed to dual lift L-beams on Western Australia’s Metronet rail infrastructure project.

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Working on the project representing the single largest investment in public transport that Perth has ever seen, the crane hire company was spotted in action working on the new Carlisle Station. The L-beams being lifted into place by the mobile cranes will form part of the 4.3km-long viaduct structure being built for the Victoria Park-Canning Level Crossing Removal Project.

Overall, more than 530 precast L-beams and 180 piers form part of the structure required to support the rail track, according to Metronet. In order to successfully lift the first of the L-beams into place, Boom mobilised its Grove GMK7450 and Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 in tandem, working in tight, confined areas with booms partially extended.

The seven-axle, 450-tonne Grove is the flagship crane in Grove’s mobile crane inventory, possessing a maximum main boom length of 60m and a fly-jib length from 12m-79m, providing the crane with a maximum tip height of 136m.

The LTM 1750-9.1, on the other hand, represents the largest capacity telescopic mobile crane in Liebherr’s offerings. Boasting an 800-tonne lifting capacity thanks to its Y-guying feature, the crane possesses a 52m main telescopic boom that can reach hoist heights of up to 152m and operate at a maximum radius of 116m with lattice and fly jib extensions.

Metronet is the single largest investment in public transport that Perth has seen, planning to lay down approximately 72km of new passenger rail, erect 23 new train stations, and morph 8000 hectares of land around new stations into “desirable places to live, work and play”, according to the project’s website.



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