YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA 2- Stunt lifting with spider crane….
From October last year up to the beginning of 2013, LIFT MINI CRANE HIRE were asked to help in a very exciting project, in fact one of the most entertaining contracts we have ever had the pleasure to be involved in. We originally were asked to lift a sumo wrestler up in the air in a stunt scene, then throw a man off a building roof (a real stuntman with all safety precautions in place), then again a fight scene involving actors lifted by our spider cranes in a dance floor brawl.
It turned out that the hit film YPD2, is a long awaited sequel to a hilarious action packed comedy Bollywood film, which is now being shown.
In an ideal world, the scenes would have featured our mini crane and operator -but thanks to special effects and green screen technology, we are invisible in the production. We do however enjoy working within the filming and production industry, whether it be spider cranes lifting rocks for a waterfall project, or lifting abandoned cars from a river.
Keep an eye out for the significant yellow and red mini cranes, or why not watch the YPD2 film which is out now…
LIFT mini crane hire are always ready to apply our equipment and services to any production company out there looking to hire a spider crane for action…
LIFTLTD are proud to announce their involvement in the display of these wonderfull exhibits this coming week.
the location isnt set exactly yet – but you will see these in Leicester, and on our website.
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“LIFT LTD, just to say that the lifting of all the units on the roof went like clock work this week. The best lift I have ever had on site, nice to work with a professional company and please pass on my regards to all your lads on site this week and I am sure we will be doing more business.”
Terry Brown Project Manager
LIFT become a full member of the leading lifting orginisation in the UK
LIFT LTD are proud to announce that we are now members of the LEEA orginisation.“The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) is established across the globe as the leading representative body for all those involved in the lifting industry worldwide.”
With safety our primary concern in todays working environment, becomming a LEEA member is the best way to represent our customers and being able to provide them with current, expert advise and services within the lifting industry.
Channel 4oD – watch Building Britain episode 6
Here is your chance to take a look at the “Building Britain” channel 4 documentry episode where the journey takes Guy Martin to Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The restoration expert has taken on some epic tasks and challenges so far, and in episode 6 you will see how he explores the methods and technology used by the victorians, to steer our country to what it is today.
You will also see our minicranes involved in the overhaul of the listed waterfall and feature at the Botanical Gardens. LIFT Ltd are very proud to be involved in such a great project, and to hev recognition that mini cranes/spider cranes are the future….
Spider crane at the top of the waterfall lifting the stones in and out of the waterfall
LIFT Ltd where contacted once the project had been planned, and the waterfall at the Botanical gardens had been surveyed. The initial idea was to assist the Rock and Water Co, with lifting rocks around the very top of the waterfall in order to restore the waterfall correctly.
We then held an air powered piling rig above the piling sheets, and the spider crane allowed the rig to hammer the sheets into the ground, to prevent the water seepage beneath the rocks which had over the years, affected the stability and performance of the waterfall.
After the piling was complete, the Rock and Water Company went to work on the lower part of the waterfall, with rocks coming out and the ground being rejuvenated by the experts. We then brought in our 376 spider for extra reach and started putting the waterfall back together again.
After a short time, several visit with the minicrane, and a great deal of elbow grease from Guy Martin himself, the waterfall was ready for the final touch – the artificial rock.
If you take a minute to watch the episode detailing the waterfall restoration, you will see the rock that Guy Martin created as the centre piece for the waterfall, and how it was hauled to the Botanical Gardens on a horse drawn cart – exactly how it would of been all them years ago when the waterfall was created.
LIFT were ready at the waterfall with a minicrane to lift the rock from the cart, and lower into position – with Guy Martin directing the show.
LIFT are very proud to have been involved in such a project, rstoration preservation and a big part of the midlands heritage.
Take a look at some of the photos of the project here…
LIFT LTD: – FROM MINICRANE TO MAXICRANE….
Town centre traffic, pedestrian routes and rubber necking commuters – just a few of the elements you normally have to take into consideration when working in a town centre. Especially one as busy as Nottingham on a monday morning.
Fortunately for the development team, and LIFT LTD crane operators, these are all in a days work. Especially with the KLAAS TC30 aluminium trailer crane – that doesnt do small, or concealed lifts.
Infact, the need for such a crane generally means that there is little room to set up, the weight on the floor needs to be low, and that there are heights to reach.
The trailer crane – one of 2 types here at LIFT, are the most common crane for lifting up onto rooftops and over areas where the ground is unsuitable. The reach is phenominal and the versatility of the machine gives an alternative solution to a lifting problem.
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the publication in March 2012 of the results of a large US National Cancer Institute/National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health study of occupational exposure to such emissions in underground miners,
which showed an increased risk of death from lung cancer in exposed workers (1).
Follow the link below to read the official report:
The SUTBUSTA emmission particulate filter, to eliminate harmful emmissions from a deisel exhaust.
Introducing to you – our newest addition to our range of mini cranes and lifting equipment:
The KLAAS 26-34 TS – lightweight aluminium truck mounted crane
The new truck mounted KLAAS crane K26-34 TS
With a hook height of 34 metres and a lifting capacity of 1500kg, the TS34 has a phenominal boom length and exeptional reach.
This machine is ideal for lifting materials up over or onto roofs, from a position that is maybe too tight or restricted for larger truck mounted cranes, or perhaps the ground is not firm enough for the larger machine – which makes the TS34 ideal as its total weight is 7.4t.
This truck mounted crane can be driven to site, rigged up and used all by the one operator – who also operates this machine using a fully operational remote control unit, allowing the opaerator to be in the necessary areas to both see and assist witht the loads.
specs available to download here….
- mini crane – Queens lawn marquee
The Queens lawn Marquee…
Our services where required recently to assist with the project at the Imperial College in London, we had one of our 295 mini cranes here to lift the steel sections around the space restricted marquee area.
The Queen’s Lawn is located in the centre our our South Kensington campus and provides 1,600 sq metres of catering and exhibition space either as a stand alone option or an adjunct from exhibition space located in our Main Dining Hall and Ante Room via a marqueed walkway onto the Lawn.
As part of the College’s Centenary Celebrations the College erected a marquee 40 metres by 30 metres which is capable of holding up to 700 people for a sit down lunch or dinner or providing 1,200 sq metres of exhibition space, The structure can be seen in the photo:-
LIFT ltd (Mini Crane Hire) were asked by the Rock & Water company to assist with the project of refurbishing the grade 2 listed waterfall at the botanical gardens.
Rock & Water were given a 5 week timeframe to completely refurbish the picturesque rock and water spectacle.
The waterfall was dismantled with intricate precision by the rock & water company, then the ground working carried out which included draining part of the area, piling and preparing for the re-build.
Lift Ltd where asked along to aid the operation by positioning a small spider crane at the top of the waterfall and to hold the piling rig, due to the specialist crane having the ability to cope with tight access and uneven ground.
Rock and water used Lift Ltd’s larger spider crane then to lift and position the rocks around the entirety of the waterfall, allowing the rocks to be carefully placed.
With Channel 4 featuring the whole project for an episode to be shown later this year, Rock & Water needed to get this right, and it had to look the part.
The grand finale included the TV crew on hand to film a horse drawn carriage, carrying a replica stone, created locally for the project and taken to the botanical gardens on a magnificent horse drawn carriage, through the streets of Birmingham, and received at the waterfall by Rock & Water, and Lift Ltd.
The Rock feature was then lifted into position, which marked the end of a successful project with top marks going to the Lift Ltd and Rock & Water partnership.
The project will be shown on channel 4 in August this year….