YD Crane Relocation
How do you relocate a big crane? With another big crane! A YD, similar to Crofton’s 85-ton “Scotts Creek”, was being turned into a dredge and “Samson” was just the crane for the job. The crane was lifted in two pieces. Three picks were made over two days. The most challenging aspect of this lift was the long and very heavy rigging for the upper section. The upper section, including the rigging, weighed a total of 695,000 lbs. The lower section weighed about 200,000 lbs.