Crane: Link-Belt 822 Rigging: Old/New Transformer (Saratoga Springs, NY)
February 24, 2014
Our crane driving in front of Saratoga Bath House.
Backside of Bath House where crane will set up.
Down in the basement we are here to rig out 3 1,200 lb. transformers.
The door on the left leads to the staircase outside where the crane is. The door on the right we need to rig the old transformers out of the room and to the bottom of the stairs where we can then pick them with the crane and load them onto our truck.
The stairwell is a tight workspace but we make it work.
Looking up from downstairs this is a view of the tight workspace we have. We need to fish the old and new transformer through these beams.
A look from the crane.
The new transformer we hauled to the jobsite that we had stored in our warehouse.
Navigating the new transformer through the beams.
Bringing new transformer in on our steermen dollies.
We change the rigging when we got inside to our roll o lift jacking cart system.
The threshold we need to cross is about 6 inches so we build a ramp using wooden wedges, plywood, and aluminum plates to help get the old transformers and the new transformers into and out of the room.
A view of the steel channels we use to jump from the concrete pad and transition to our ramp.
Two of the old transformers ready to be rigged out the door and picked by our crane.
Straping one of the old transformers to our handcart.
The new transformer on the pad ready to be lowered down to its final resting place.
Hoisting one of the old transformers out through the tight space.
The old Saratoga Bath house.
You can see the new transformer all set and landed in the room and all our tools picked up. On to the next one!