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5 Feb 2018 — Steel bridge girder installation at Kenepuru

Watch the video clip and time lapse by NZ Transport Agency of the steel bridge girder installation at Kenepuru in December. This is part of the Transmission Gully Project. Click the link for the YouTube clip....

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5 Dec 2017 — Transmission Gully

Currently we have our 280t Crawler configured with superlift to unload and handle BR28 components, in preparation for NZ largest crane (our Terex CC2800 600T crawler) to be installed through the Xmas break, during a localised shut...

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9 Nov 2017 — ‘Man Without a Name’

We have lifted a few amazing sculptures at the Hills and this was by far the BIGGEST!...

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11 Oct 2017 — ‘Panels Fit for a King’

The wall, situated on Davis Road, Cust, is made-up of 15 precast wall panels, forming the main structural bracing wall, incorporating both the exterior and interior surface of a residential house. Roofing trusses, beams etc. are a...

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11 Aug 2017 — Customhouse Quay, Wellington - Youtube Video

This Youtube video of our Liebherr 355 HCL 32T Luffing Jib Tower Crane was made during the installation at 20 Customhouse Quay, Wellington. It is the highest freestanding 32T Luffer ever in New Zealand. Copy and paste in browse...

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27 Jul 2017 — New Zealand International Conference Centre site

We have 4 of the 5 tower cranes on the New Zealand International Conference Centre site, a Fletchers site which covers most of a city block in central Auckland that borders Nelson St, Hobson St and Wellesley St West. We own 2 Favc...

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10 Jul 2017 — Transmission Gully Project

Our Manitowoc M10000 100T Crawler Crane at the Transmission Gully Project lifting a pile cage....

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19 May 2017 — New Arrival - Liebherr 542 HC-L Luffing Jib Tower Crane.

We are proud to announce the new arrival of our 36T capacity Liebherr 542 HC-L Luffing Jib Tower Crane. This crane is the largest electric Luffing Jib Crane in NZ, which was purchased for its abilities to erect upon the common ...

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24 Feb 2017 — Great photo of the Medcar Project

Photo taken from a nearby Tower Crane by Malcolm Hendry....

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20 Feb 2017 — The challenging Civil Project – Transmission Gully Bridges 05 & 07

Construction began in May 2016 and is now complete. The two 30m long x 5m high heavily reinforced concrete underpasses form part of the high profile Transmission Gully motorway project. Smith Crane and Construction were subcont...

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10 Feb 2017 — The Medcar Project

Smith Crane and Construction (Piling Division) are using our biggest Piling rig, the Casagrande C60 Drilling Rig, weighing in at 120T, to install 75 x 24m deep screw piles. These are some of the largest diameter screw piles to ...

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3 Feb 2017 — Grove GMK5100 gets a long awaited Birthday

Purchased new in 2002 for our Christchurch fleet, the Grove 5100 was a significant step for the company, at the time. Crane technology was advancing rapidly with lightweight, but strong, computer controlled booms allowing the c...

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9 Nov 2015 — The old girl is back

Purchased new by Albert Smith in 1996 and subsequently sold to Heb Structures in 2003, the 90-tonne rated Western Star 4864F is now back in Smith ownership....

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19 Sep 2014 — Patent granted for revolutionary high-lift house-jacking plant.

Our award-winning and innovative house lifting system has now been granted Patent (number 623942). Over 60 houses up to 350 square meters each have now been safely lifted, foundations replaced & lowered....

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21 Mar 2014Precision pillar placement: Tandem lift at Lake Grassmere completes Dominion Salt's wind turbine.

Smith Cranes' Grove GMK6300L and Liebherr LTC1045-3.1 performed a tandem lift at the site of Dominion Salt's newly-acquired wind turbine at Lake Grassmere earlier this month. "I wanted to say that I very much appreciated the pr...

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4 Feb 2013 — House-lifting technology could save homes

BY ANNA TURNER...

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