A tricky move for Davos Crane Hire
Davos Crane Hire recently deployed a couple of Terex cranes for a demanding move of a Southern Ocean 55 catamaran racing boat from a holding yard at Stieglitz Wharf in Jacobs Wells, Queensland.
Faced with obstacles high and low, selecting a pair of cranes that would be able to manoeuvre in a tight space with precise control was crucial for the Davos Crane Hire team. After inspecting the site, the team selected the Terex Demag AC 55 City crane with the support of a Terex MAC 25-4 pick and carry crane.
"We determined that lifting and transporting the catamaran needed to be done in three phases," says Davos Crane Hire operations manager Adam Spies. "First, we needed to position a crane in a confined space so we could lift and reposition the catamaran to the driveway. Next, we had to lift and walk the boat down to the water, where we would ... lift it over the top of trees before gently placing it on the water next to the dock.
"We chose the AC 55 City crane for this job because it could handle the load on its own with outriggers and later be used to transport the boat," Spies explains. "The crane's rubber load chart allowed us to do the whole project with two cranes. Without it, we may have had to use a third crane, which would have been much more costly and time consuming."
The Southern Ocean 55 is one of the fastest boats in Australia, and the team at Davos Crane Hire is one of the most efficient teams operating in the Gold Coast region. The team's Demag and Terex cranes can't match the catamaran's speeds on the water. However, from start to finish, including travel times to and from the jobsite, this project was done in under three hours - now that's fast!
"I'm proud of my team for the work they did on this project," Spies notes. "They do a great job on every job. We were also impressed with the AC 55 City crane on every phase of this job. That machine's load chart with and without outriggers saved time and money."