SyncHoist Lifts and Positions Brisbane Riverwalk Concrete Girders
Timelapse of the Brisbane Riverwalk being built
Challenge: Building a 850m pedestrian riverwalk required pre-cast concrete girders weighing 385 tons to be lifted and positioned into place.
Solution: Universal Cranes mounted a crane on a 280 ton barge and attached a wirelessly controlled, diesel powered SyncHoist system under the crane’s hook to install the concrete girders. The SyncHoist offers precision load maneuvering vertically and horizontally using one crane instead of needing multiple cranes. Using the SyncHoist technology Universal Cranes is able to safely control irregularly shaped and uneven loads weighing up to hundreds of tons, while reducing the risk of damage from oscillations of wire rope due to sudden crane starts and stops.