A Unic mini crane had a great view of both of Edinburgh’s landmark Forth bridges recently as it got to work on a waterside lifting job for a house conversion project.
This historic site in South Queensferry, a former workshop and abattoir, posed a potential problem for crane access as it is located right on the water’s edge with the only entry route being a narrow path down a steep hill. However, this wasn’t a problem for the 6 tonne capacity Unic URW-706 mini crane that was hired for this steel lifting job.
The mini spider crane was offloaded on the nearby high street and driven onto the site where it was used to lift 9.5 metre long steel beams to help create a new roof structure. To give added stability to the crane when moving the 580kg loads to a height of 10 metres, it was set up on timbers and large mats to create a safer lifting base on the sloping solid rock.