Tadano faun ATF 70G-4 Upminster Windmill Cap Removal


The windmill at Upminster was built in 1803 and was in production for 132 years.

During its working life it saw many repairs, but over the last 80 years it has only received limited maintenance, so that now much of the structure is fragile, especially the cap.

Over the next two years the mill is undergoing major restoration which will be complete in 2018. An accomanying Visitor and Education Centre is also being built, which will open in 2017.

As a starting point in the mill’s restoration the sails were removed, and for the first time in its 213year life the cap was craned to the ground.

After extensive preparation work the actual lifting and craning down of the cap took over 30 minutes, a task performed by our Tadano faun ATF 70G-4 with outstanding skill and finesse on the part of the City Lifting Team. The weight of the cap as seen in this video clip is 10.5 tons.

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Following on from the hire you completed for us on Friday last week, could you please pass on my thanks to your team, whom according to our client did a fantastic job on the night at London bridge. It is always good to hear nice reports from Principal and Subcontractors alike.

- Richard Cross, Key Account Manager, London & South

Yesterday evening I made the trip to Stroud to oversee the evenings activities, I feel the need to convey my appreciation on how City Lifting represented themselves during their time onsite at Sainsbury’s Stroud; I’m sure to you guys this was not a complex lift but it held its own unique set of dangers to the fabric/personnel of the store. I feel the team you sent (Joe, Glen and Brian) were a credit to themselves and  City Lifting,  everything was carried out with a ‘safety first’ attitude which is absolutely imperative while working on a live store.

The condition of the crane and appearance of the team were first class and really goes a long way to maintain our important relationship with a major client.

Good work and thanks!!

- First Class performance by City Lifting