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Cadman Cranes works with animals at Colchester Zoo

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No, you're not seeing things, that really is a flying elephant!

We had a great time with our Liebherr LTM 1090 mobile crane at Colchester Zoo┬áthis week, assisting with the unloading and installation of 3 full size concrete models consisting of an elephant, rhino and giraffe, with the heaviest weighing in at 4.5t (almost as heavy as the real thing – an African elephant weighs 6t!)

They were constructed in Thailand and carefully shipped over to the UK in containers ready for their new home. The rhino and elephant were an easy lift, but the giraffe unfortunately came laying down due to its height and had to be gently stood up before stripping the crate and lifting into position outside the main entrance.

We take pride in each and every one of the lifts we undertake big or small, and we are well known within the industry for safety, reliability and attention to detail.

If you have a job that requires some heavy lifting and you are looking for a service that is more than just crane hire, we would love to hear from you.

info@cadmancranes.com | 01206 986610

Photos: Graham Clark

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