The Pfeiffer Cranes took help from 2 topography cranes from the Grove for dismantling as well as rebuilding of 92 meter bridge in the Tasmanian region in a period of 3 days. GMK5220 as well as GMK5100 performed in the windy conditions for removing older parts of railway bridge and installed thirty tons of concrete in the section.
Prior to the start of the work, key contractor VEC constructed transitory falsework along the present bridge for carrying GMK5220. The crane was stationed upon this falsework for displacing the weight in an even manner and carried out the lifts from two destinations.
Performing at a radius of twenty meter, 220 tons volume GMK5220 started by carrying out the removal of panels of railway. After this installation, of newer 19 meter long spans was done prior to the replacement of older deck and newer panels of rail.
100 ton space GMK5100 was utilized in the hardstand region for loading as well as unloading of trucks. The crane carried out the lifting of 30 tons load at a radius of eleven meters.
During work experienced technicians from Tasmania’s Manitowoc Crane Care was present for providing help. In addition to this the above mentioned organization gives a center for contact for giving 24 hours support and this provides complete confidence to the contractor that work will be completed efficiently.
In the year 2010 Pfeiffer Cranes brought GMK5220 and since that time the crane is being used constantly. Along with GMK5100 it has taken part in a number of assignments like Brighton Bypass and many others.
GMK5220 is basically a 5 axle all land crane with main boom of 68 meters that can be outspreaded to 108 meter with jib. GMK5100 is upon 5 axles as well and provides 51 meter boom.
Rebuilding of bridge was carried out upon Don River at Devonport. The bridge which was built in 1886 holds the north western main line train of Tasmania. This indicated towards the urgency of the completion of work.
GMK5220 as well as GMK5100 were preferred for this task. This not only saved time, but also provided better results.