Cutting edge lift from GGR

By Sarah McCay23 July 2014

Unic URW-095 mini crane was used to lift artist Rob Higgs’ clockwork knife sculpture into place abov

Unic URW-095 mini crane was used to lift artist Rob Higgs’ clockwork knife sculpture into place above the entrance to Heston Blumenthal’s new restaurant in London Heathrow

UK rental firm GGR Group recently provided a Unic URW-095 mini atrium lift to install a clockwork knife at the front of award-winning chef Heston Blumenthal’s new restaurant in London Heathrow airport’s Terminal 2.

The 0.995 t capacity Unic URW-095 mini crane was used to lift artist Rob Higgs’ clockwork knife sculpture. The 3.2 m long mechanical sculpture, weighing 200 kg, took 10 weeks to design and build and features a moving metal blade.

The restaurant is situated on an upper level in the departure lounge, which meant that the 600 mm wide Unic URW-095 compact crane had to be tracked through the terminal and transported in a goods lift. GGR supplied an LPG-powered mini crane model to reduce on toxic fumes in an enclosed area.

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