One of the world’s strongest mini cranes the UNIC URW-706 was sent on a lifting mission that had to be kept secret from the Decepticons.

Bumblebee, the star of the Transformer movies was installed in four separate pieces, the heaviest section weighed 1,500kg, but thanks to its impressive 6 tonnes of lifting power, the mini yet mighty URW 706 was able to lift each section with ease. Its maximum lifting height of 19.5
metres was more than enough to
assemble this 8 metre high,
machine superstar.

The URW 706 is one of the biggest and most powerful cranes in the UNIC range but is still small and compact enough for operation in confined spaces, which was crucial for this project. In order to make it to its lifting location, the 706 had to be tracked through a very narrow tunnel before reaching its lifting location in an atrium; the cranes compact dimensions made this an easy and seamless process.

The working space for this project was very tight, but GGR’s team of experts were on site to ensure the superstar was assembled safely and efficiently. These types of projects are perfect for showing the versatility of UNIC mini spider cranes – their unrivalled combination of strength and compact size makes light work of jobs where other machines would fail.

GGR Group Sales Director, Mike Heneghan said:

“ It is always great fun to get involved in projects like this one.It is important to remember that, whilst the project is a fun one,it comes with its own technical challenges and needs to be taken as seriously as any other lift.

The working space on this job was tight so a full contract lift, with a team of GGR lifting experts on site, was the perfect way to ensure the lift was completed safely.

There was more than one impressive machine at work on this project. We hope Bumblebee will be very happy in his new home, we are not sure whether he comes to life after dark – but we certainly hope so! ”


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