Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.

The Kobelco SL16000 J-H, one of the biggest crawler cranes in Japan, laying a flyover.

Date of visit
May 2016

In Volume 3 of CRANEs, we look at Kobelco’s huge new crawler crane,
the SL16000J-H, at work laying a flyover across
a four-lane road in Kyoto Prefecture.
We hear the story from the crane’s operator MIC Co., Ltd.
It took several weeks to assemble the crane.
We take a peek at how this was done.

Assembling the craneHighlights

A huge crane like the SL16000J-H can’t travel along a road. It has to be transported to a site in parts and assembled. It’s a job that has to be done in an organized and systematic manner. The assembly usually takes about a week. Few people know the ins and outs of assembling a crane. Let’s see how it’s done!

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