Posted on June 11, 2010

Spider Attack! Tiny Cranes Crawl Into Tight Spaces.

Spider Attack! Tiny Cranes Crawl Into Tight Spaces.

We recently had the privledge of being interviewed by Tudor Van Hampton at We gave him the keys and let him take one of our new Spydercranes (update: "Spydercranes") out for a field test. He did more than drive it in a circle and take pictures. Here's an excerpt:

"Last week, I caught up with Steven Brooks, a salesman at Country Club Hills, Ill.-based Great Lakes Lifting, which sells, rents and leases a model called the Spydercrane, built in Japan by Furukawa Unic Corp. Mechanical trades used this machine, as well as a similar unit called the Herkules, to lift pipe, sheet metal and other supplies into the vertical hospital.

"With my video camera rolling in his company’s yard, Brooks took me on a demo of two models. We took turns at the remote control lifting a concrete highway barricade. I tried my best to tip the crane over—safely testing the limits of the machine, of course—but the ground-pressure sensors on the tentacle-like outriggers kept me locked out."

Thank you It's some mighty fine praise bestowed upon us..

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