Tower Crane Raising Process


Hammerhead tower crane tower section raising procedure at 222 South Main building construction site in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 1, 2008. Peiner TC351 Hammerhead Tower Crane owned by Bigge Crane and Rigging Co.

19 Responses to “Tower Crane Raising Process”

  1. chieftanzzz  on August 4th, 2011

    @waincanb There are counter weights on the other side of the load. Its those big Square plates/boxes on the other side over hanging the crane from where the arm is. usually made of cement or lead.

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  2. recinutah  on August 4th, 2011

    @turmat01 I’m not sure exactly. Seems like it was less than an hour.

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  3. turmat01  on August 4th, 2011

    how long does it takes them to raise it by 1 section?

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  4. korona3103  on August 4th, 2011

    That’s SOOO cool!

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  5. TigerXtrm  on August 4th, 2011

    @waincanb Lots and lots and lots of math.

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  6. RoughChop  on August 4th, 2011

    The good old Kangaroo Crane. Those Aussies were so clever to come up with that idea.

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  7. waincanb  on August 4th, 2011

    @recinutah

    Thank you for your reply and thank to Youtube. I wonder why I never search through youtube before. Now I completely understand how they put a counterweight onto an end of jib.

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  8. recinutah  on August 4th, 2011

    @waincanb The Cube going in is a steel frame, not cement. The lift is just another steel frame slight bigger so the new segment can slide inside. As to how they keep such perfect balance, that’s the tricky part.

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  9. waincanb  on August 4th, 2011

    I still don’t get it. How do they bring a tons of cement cube and put it at the end of a crane without losing balance???

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  10. Tjita1  on August 4th, 2011

    Looks a little jiggly..

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  11. kuldudus  on August 4th, 2011

    Now i know. So thats how they do it.

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  12. XtraXtraodinaire  on August 4th, 2011

    ohh now i get it

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  13. paranoiac789  on August 4th, 2011

    For a very long time I have wanted to know how the crains are built)

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  14. recinutah  on August 4th, 2011

    If you look on the right side, you can see the huge piston that jacks up the whole top of the crane.

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  15. dotbstudios  on August 4th, 2011

    So how do they do this?

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  16. m4ssee  on August 4th, 2011

    Nice lag

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  17. yyusenet  on August 4th, 2011

    didn’t know thats how they do it

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  18. Spyplane2008  on August 4th, 2011

    I often wondered it myself.

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  19. boraboy4ever  on August 4th, 2011

    so thats how they do it.

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