Spotted by a reader in Germany, an All Terrain crane set up with the help of an excavator bucket.
We have few details on exactly when and where this was taken, although we do know that the crane is owned by rental company Helling, which is based in the Stuttgart region of Southern Germany.
It looks as though the crane approached the lift on a narrow embanked road with fairly steep sides, according to our correspondent, there was insufficient timber cribbing or matting to cope with bank for all four outriggers, so an excavator bucket was brought into play to act as cribbing. In addition to the unconventional mat the operator has deemed it necessary to block up the outrigger beam from the edge of what looks like a light duty road.
It is possible that this was all done in order to install the counterweight and slew over the rear ready to drive into a final/safer place from where it was to carry out the lifts? Judge for yourself if you think this is acceptable or safe practice under any circumstances. In the meantime it is definitely one for our Death Wish series.