Construction company Tutor Perini put a 600 tonne capacity Manitowoc 18000 crawler crane to work on the Hudson Yards redevelopment project in New York, USA.
The 28-acre mixed-use development will consist of 16 skyscrapers, office, residential and retail space. The 18000 helped build the foundation for the project, including a combination framework and platform that is being built directly over the West Side Yard, a train hub and storage site for the Long Island Railroad and 34th Street subway station, a spokesperson said.
Tasks for the crawler include placing the columns, girders and other steel components. Loads weigh up to 199 tonnes, including the caisson cores that weigh up to 72 tonnes and columns that weigh up to 127 tonnes.
The 1800 was placed on a temporary reinforced concrete foundation. It was configured with 60 metre boom and 30 m of fixed mast, plus 239 tonnes of upper counterweight and 145 tonnes of carbody counterweight.
Lomma Crane & Rigging leased the crane to Tutor Perini. Sal Isola said, “Tutor Perini specifically requested this crane after seeing it construct the Transportation Hub at the new World Trade Center. The company needed this kind of capacity, but since space is very limited on the job site, it would not be able to use a counterweight wagon or any auxiliary attachments.”
The project is scheduled to finish in 2024.