Crane Work with a Million Dollar View

Multi-day jobs are not unusual for the operators at Phoenix, but setting the crane up on the edge of a slope, overlooking Howe Sound does not happen every day.

For four days in February, our 165 ton crane assisted in the construction of a new home being built on the ocean in West Vancouver. Once the initial site visit was completed by our technical crane sales representative, it was determined that that a section of the slope would need to be cut out five feet below grade, in order to accommodate the outrigger pads. The set-up on the side of the slope was required due to the distance of the reach, as well as a request by the community that we leave enough room on the street for residents to pass in their vehicles.

Once the engineering of the slope was completed, one of our smaller crane trucks delivered and set-up the pads, and the work with the 165 Ton Grove GMK 5165-2 began. With reaches varying between 42 feet to 175 feet, our operator skillfully lifted and moved gravel around the site, and placed miscellaneous building supplies over the home to the front yard, right at the oceans edge. Steel beams used for the structure of this three story home were hoisted from street level down to the site. Each beam was 35 feet long and weighed 1500 pounds.

This site is the last undeveloped lot in the area, and as you can see by the photos, the neighbour’s homes were close.  Our operator is an expert when it comes to large cranes and this work was done efficiently and with such precision that only positive feedback was relayed by both residents of this gated community as well as our customer.