Smith Cranes used a larger mobile crane to lift down the 50 metre-long, 12 tonne jib in one piece to be dismantled on the ground. Other components of the tower crane were then lifted down piece by piece and loaded straight onto waiting transporting trucks. This was all completed in one single day – no mean feat!
Smith Crane and Construction Ltd has been in business since 1964 and has grown steadily over the past (almost) 50 years and has diversified into several divisions, including Smith Cranes, Smith Civil, Smith Precast, Smith Heavy Haulage and Smith Building Relocation. Today Smith Crane and Construction Ltd employs around 170 staff.
The team is dedicated to finding innovative solutions and smarter ways of working. Smith Cranes is still operating the yellow tower crane on site until the third quarter of this year.