CC Global: Work In Progress – Foldable Cranes, Fully Unfolded

ZEMAG cranes - 1

Last winter, I posted a series of pictures of an old DAF truck with a ZEMAG crane. Meanwhile, a second foldable crane has arrived at the scene. An identical ZEMAG, it seems, yet mounted on a single axle semi-trailer chassis.

ZEMAG cranes - 2

The classic DAF is in the background, partly hidden by a 2000 Mercedes-Benz A 140. That’s right, the original A-Class, the automaker’s first compact car model. Prior to the first gen’s introduction, nobody had ever heard of a moose test.

ZEMAG cranes - 3

Both cranes are standing next to some new home building projects, separated by a fairly new house.

DAF-ZEMAG - home building

A crew of masons was working on the outer brick walls. The Remix silo contains dry mortar. Also visible, the insulation material between the inner and outer walls.

2017 Volvo FM 8x4 - 1

Volvo FM 8x4 - 2

Dry mortar silos are placed at the construction site by a heavy truck, like this 2017 Volvo FM 420 8×4 with a wide spread tandem and steering rearmost axle. (photo courtesy of the Nijwa Groep B.V.)

Skyline - 4 towers

Back to the bigger picture, this is merely a temporary skyline. Then again, all skylines are temporary.

ZEMAG crane and very old tower

Although this former church tower dates back to the 15th century. You see, it’s called De Oude Toren (The Old Tower) for a reason.