Spotted on a social media feed aphoto from a site in the UK, two mega boom lifts and a fully rigged All Terrain crane working together on a tall structure. A beautiful sight for the eyes to see such fantastic machines working in concert. Until.. that is, you look at the ground under at least one of the booms.
Clearly this occurred somewhere in the UK on a major construction site, where a JLG 1500AJP articulated boom working right alongside a new 186ft XCMG XGS58 telescopic - both rented in from Hire Safe Solutions which runs a large super boom fleet. They are working in concert with the crane, which is rigged with a fully extended six section boom and full bi-fold swingaway extension.
The ground underneath the XGMG is clearly not the best - in fact it is downright dreadful - so a quick and dirty attempt has been made to ‘level it up’. In spite of this some ……. Hard to find the right word, nutter springs to mind - has found it acceptable enough to go up 56 metres, knowing that this is below?!?!
Perhaps worse than that some site manager and or safety person has allowed it, or at best not seen it. For those that might say well at least it is the rear of the ‘lift’ - on these big booms rearward stability can be the worst situation - when the boom is left elevated and the telescoped in most of the weight transfers to the wheels under the counterweight.
Certainly, one for the Death Wish series - hopefully this job has finished and nothing bad happened. Just in case we will of course alert the machine owners.