Sennebogen telecrawler in Sydney

1 October 2019

A Sennebogen 613 telescopic crawler crane from Preston Hire’s fleet is being used for the construction of the ‘Opera Residences’ project in Sydney, Australia.

The project, which should be completed by the start of 2021, consists of a 19-storey tower with 104 prestigious apartments right in the heart of Circular Quay on Sydney Harbour. There will also be restaurants, a swimming pool, a fitness studio, six underground parking levels and a retail section on the ground floor.

This dream location, however, presents a particular challenge during the construction phase, as there are space limitations. Efficient construction requires carefully planned construction site equipment and the right machines.

"The decisive factor when it comes to lifting work on downtown building sites is having a compact footprint," said Anthony Heeks, CEO of the sales and service partner responsible, Pace Cranes. 

Sennebogen said the 613’s compact dimensions, and the fact that it can be transported easily and cheaply, make it a popular assistant with many construction companies and a machine of interest for rental stock.

“The telescopic undercarriage and small turning circle are also really important when it comes to projects with limited space like this one,” said the manufacturer.

Preston Hire decided therefore to deploy this telecrawler for contractor Richard Crookes Constructions. It can lift up to 16t and all sections of the series-standard Full-Power boom can telescope variably and continuously. It can even telescope whilst fully loaded. The boom's maximum length of 18.8m and the folding fly boom's 5m reach means the Sennebogen 613 can easily cover a wide area, whilst remaining compact and agile.