Who will be Westmead's Next Top Crane?
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All three tower cranes, Cranye West, Sir Lift-a-lot and the Iron Maiden.
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Now that our three cranes are finally all on-site, it’s time for you to decide your favourite! From now until the end of May, we’ll be providing you with fun facts and information about what each crane is getting up to on the new hospital building construction site. Make sure to follow our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages to keep up-to-date with the most recent content!

Now it’s time to learn a little more about each of our contenders:

Cranye West

Nickname: Gold Rigger

Cranye West is our largest crane on-site. Situated in the middle of the site, he’ll be responsible for making the final lifts onto the top of the 14-storey building. He’s also known for occasionally spitting bars, as well as lifting them. Keep an eye out for his significant other Kim Cranedashian as she occasionally makes an appearance on social media.

  • Height: 101 metres
  • Jib radius: 76.3 metres
  • Max lifting weight: 12 tonnes
  • Average lifts in a week: 240 lifts a week
  • Types of materials lifted: Reinforcement, plant, concrete kibble, manboxes, bins and concrete barriers
  • Originally manufactured and design in Biberach Germany

Sir Lift-a-lot

Nickname: The Fresh Winch of Bel-Air

Sir Lift-a-lot sits on the western end of the site, working on two of the lift cores in the area. He’ll only ever interrupt his rhyming flow mid-stream to lift cross-beams, and you can expect to hear plenty of anecdotes about his experiences riffing and lifting on-site.

  • Height: 71.035 metres
  • Jib radius: 61.8 metres
  • Max lifting weight: 12 tonnes
  • Average lifts in a week: 240 lifts a week
  • Types of materials lifted: Reinforcement, plant, concrete kibble, manboxes, bins and concrete barriers
  • Originally manufactured and design in Biberach Germany

The Iron Maiden

Nickname: Raise of Spades

The Iron Maiden is the smallest member of the crew, but by no means the weakest. She’s in charge of constructing our new main plaza entry to the central acute services building. When she isn’t lifting metal, she’s listening to it. Her favourite groups are Lead Zeppelin, Block Sabbath and Stacka Dacca.

  • Height: 45.37 metres
  • Jib radius: 60 metres
  • Max lifting weight: 10 tonnes
  • Average lifts in a week: 240 lifts a week
  • Types of material lifted: Reinforcement, plant, concrete kibble, manboxes, bins and concrete barriers
  • Originally manufactured and designed in France.

Time to start picking your favourites! We’re interested to know what content you’d like to see about each of our cranes. So if you have any ideas, be sure to leave a comment on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or email us at: WSLHD-WestmeadProject@health.nsw.gov.au