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It takes a crane to lift a wheely bin?

By johnboy - 9 April 2009 25

So this morning in Civic I was a little surprised to see the great big crane on the former Greater Union site shifting a wheely bin around.

So building nerds, is this normal?

What’s Your opinion?


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It takes a crane to lift a wheely bin?
dvaey 7:02 pm 09 Apr 09

niftydog said :

I hope it’s not normal – it’s almost certainly illegal.

Only if someone finds out about the apprentice they put in there for a ride.

Danman 6:14 pm 09 Apr 09

I’m a human with 31 years experience and my experience states that its better than using the stairs.

G-Fresh 5:45 pm 09 Apr 09

Workcover may have rules for the proper use of a wheelie.

Not an expert in the area at all niftydog

creative_canberran 5:29 pm 09 Apr 09

Bloody unions and OH&S, probably afraid that dragging a bin will a compo payout…. actually, bloody lawyers too.

niftydog 5:27 pm 09 Apr 09

I am a qualified rigger of over 10 years, G-Fresh, what’s your experience in this area?

My understanding is that hopper used in this way must be engineered specifically for the purpose.

The handles on a wheelie bin are not designed to suspend anything, let alone the weight of a wheelie bin full of rubble. Would anyone here trust those handles to hold a wheelie bin full of god knows what over their head?

old canberran 5:24 pm 09 Apr 09

It’s either lunch or a porta potty for the crane driver. 🙂

G-Fresh 4:15 pm 09 Apr 09

niftydog said :

I hope it’s not normal – it’s almost certainly illegal.

BAHAHA HOW IS THIS ILLEGAL!?!?!? CLASSIC!!!!!

Danman 3:47 pm 09 Apr 09

I can see the headlines now “Multinational Construction Co. fined for using crane to lift heavy objects”

Steady Eddie 2:55 pm 09 Apr 09

It’s not “wheely bin” it’s “wheelie bin”.

deye 11:00 am 09 Apr 09

why would that be ?

niftydog 10:48 am 09 Apr 09

I hope it’s not normal – it’s almost certainly illegal.

dvaey 10:35 am 09 Apr 09

I once saw a crane pick-up and move a ute from the entry of a construction site, to an unaccessible area on the site where they were working.

wishuwell 10:21 am 09 Apr 09

Sorry, scratch that different images. time for bed.

wishuwell 10:14 am 09 Apr 09

Concrete pour perhaps.

deye 9:39 am 09 Apr 09

I don’t see why not, it’s not as though there are ramps set up to some parts of the construction site. They may also be using it as a convenient basket.

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