It will have been hard for the spectators and athletes at the London 2012 triathlon and open water swimming events to miss the blue, black, red, yellow and green rings that hang over the Serpentine River. This is the handy work of a Unic mini spider crane which was hired to install the symbol of the Games at this prominent London location.
The 3 tonne capacity Unic URW-506 model lifted supporting posts and the famous Olympic Rings themselves, which weighed 1200kg, over the side of the bridge and into position above the water ready to be fitted by a team in the boat below. The quick set-up and efficient operation of this mini crane meant the job could be completed quickly and the bridge could be reopened to the public in no time at all.
Our compact and transportable UNIC mini spider cranes are taken to all sorts of lifting locations, but this UNIC URW-706 crane has surely gone to one of the most spectacular spots around as it sits at the very top of The Shard.
As one of the strongest spider cranes on the market, GGR’s 6 tonne capacity UNIC URW-706 mini crane is proving more and more popular for taking on heavy duty lifting operations both in the UK and in Europe. Nuclear site management contractor Magnox has recently purchased a URW-706 spider crane to assist in its site management projects.