RT Crane Makes Heavy Lifts for Mountain Top Hotel Addition

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At an elevation of 4,100 ft. in the Green Mountains of central Vermont, a Link-Belt RTC-8080 Series II rough-terrain crane recently completed steel and joist placement at Killington Ski Resort. At its new Peak Lodge, part of a $10 million capital investment, the ski resort will add a new 15,000-sq.-ft., two-story restaurant, lounge, and meeting space facility.

In order to access the jobsite, workers and operators had to maneuver a two-mile, 10-ft. wide road up steep grades and over numerous water bars to reach the summit of the jobsite. The final ascent for the RTC-8080 Series II included a 22-degree grade before reaching its final position for beam and joist placement.

Once on site, CSE, Inc. worked at a steady 45 piece per day pace for erection. In total, the RTC-8080 Series II lifted over 153,200 pounds of steel and 11,000 pounds of joists for the new lodge.

“We used 117 ft. of main boom, as well as a 38-ft. jib to do much of the lifting,” said Shannon Cote, crane operator CSE Inc.’s owner Bill Michaud affirmed, “We had the right crew and the right crane for this memorable project.”