Cranes are the powerhouse of any major construction site. They enable us to do in a few hours or days what used to take hundreds of workers weeks or months. Whether it be a wind turbine, skyscraper, or bridge, these one-armed giants provide invaluable aid in erecting substantial structures.
Men & Machines takes a closer look at these incredible machines, showcasing some of the most advanced models available today. We see the nine-axle LTM 11200-9.1 in action: with a 100 metre long telescopic boom and the capacity to handle up to 1200 tonnes – it is unrivalled in mobility and strength.
The documentary also visits a crane forge where we learn about the engineering and craftsmanship that goes into each of these machines; from their intricate design all the way down to their precise operation on sites across Europe.
For anyone interested in learning more about cranes or just curious to watch an exciting documentary then Men & Machines is an ideal choice! Witness first-hand the powerhouses with long arms as they complete feats that would have been impossible just decades ago.