Alamo Crane in the News

Chase Bank Downtown Austin

What does it take to change out an air conditioning unit atop the Chase Building along 6th street in downtown Austin, Texas?

It takes the Thanksgiving Weekend and a well coordinated Alamo Crane Service effort under the direction of project leader, Brian Ohlenbusch. 

The street was officially shut down (except for one lane of traffic) from 8:00 p.m. on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and reopened Sunday at 6:00 p.m.   

Men and equipment began moving in at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday night.  The old units were removed by mid-afternoon Thursday (Thanksgiving Day).  The new units, each weighing 10,000 pounds, were set by Friday afternoon.  Work was halted on Saturday for the annual holiday parade.  The men and equipment moved out on Sunday.

Alamo’s Liebherr LTM-1500-8.1 crane did the 300 foot lift working within a 235 foot radius.  The move in and out and set up were supported by 14 Trucks, 17 men and a Terex T780.  In addition, Four Police Escorts were on hand for traffic control as well as 2 Tower Crane operators at adjacent construction sites to keep those booms safely away from the Chase Building site.

It takes knowing the job site and requirements, careful planning, competent personnel and quality equipment to complete the job successfully.

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Marshall Ram Band

We were proud to “haul” the 2018-2019 Marshall Ram Band.  Our history with John Marshall High School goes back to the Northside High School Days.  Alamo Crane owner, Marvin Ohlenbusch graduated with the first class of John Marshall Seniors in 1962.  His older brother and sister graduated from Northside and were members of the Ram Band.  Here’s a picture of the 1958 Ram Band.  

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