Bridge work for Tutt Bryant’s 700 tonne crawler crane

4 May 2023

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MLC650 crawler crane with VPC-MAX installs 16 bridge beams.

Tutt Bryant Heavy Lift and Shift (TBHLS), an Australian heavy lift contractor and crane provider, used its Manitowoc MLC650 crawler crane with VPC-MAX to install 16 bridge beams on the Leach Highway and Welshpool Road Interchange in Western Australia.

The crane's strength allowed TBHLS to complete the work from only two positions, saving time and ground preparation work. With Manitowoc’s VPC-MAX the capacity of the 650 t crane increases to 700 t and has the strongest load charts in its class.

The assembly was completed three days ahead of schedule.

The project was worth A$93 million and was handled by a local joint venture formed by engineering companies BG&E, Georgiou Group, and Golder Associates.

Prior to the upgrades, the intersection was the second most dangerous and congested in Western Australia with more than 200 crashes between 2015 and 2019.