Showing posts with label General. Show all posts
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The 7 most common uses for spider cranes

The 7 most common uses for spider cranes

As built-up urban environments across the world continue to grow, so do the demands on construction workers to find ways of working in areas where space is at a premium.

Mini-cranes like spider cranes are fast becoming a natural solution to these increasingly complex construction challenges. Spider cranes are loved across the world as they are an ingenious way to heavy lift in areas too small to gain access with a larger crane.

More versatile than your average sized crane, mini-cranes are capable of tackling the most demanding of construction projects in environments such as slopes, stairs and tight, confined spaces.

From 1 ton spider cranes that will fit through standard sized doorways to 6 ton spider cranes that will reach up to 22 metres high and can still be positioned or tracked through the tightest of spaces, there’s a spider crane that can always meet the toughest of demands.

Here are the 7 most common uses for the versatile, powerful spider crane.

1. Confined and restricted spaces

This is where the spider crane really comes into its own. The spider crane can easily fold up and be tracked down tight corridors to reach an area with restricted access. In fact it’s known to frequently completed tough briefs in everywhere from art galleries to universities, museums, listed buildings and office blocks.

Need to lift sold steel in an area with limited headroom? It’s not a problem for a spider crane. A spider crane is the perfect tool if you require heavy lifting in between floors in a building, lifting anything from air conditioning units or wooden beams on to upper floors or dropping down lower levels.

The LIFT-094 is the smallest and most compact spider crane in our range and highly effective in confined space. Only 595mm wide and 1000kg in weight, it is the world’s smallest and lightest compact crane, ideal for manoeuvring into the tightest of working areas and capable of lifting almost a tonne with its 5.49m long boom and hook height of 5.6m.

2. Rooftop operations

When you need heavy lifting work done on a rooftop that can only sustain a certain amount of weight, then the spider crane comes in particularly useful. The TC 30 trailer mini crane is a good match for any roof top operation. It’s light weight and compact size paired with its 30 metre reach and 360 rotation, makes it the ideal choice for any rooftop job.

There have been instances in the past when spider cranes have lifted other dismantled spider cranes onto high rooftops to avoid road closures and minimise disruption – now that’s impressive!

3. Plant maintenance

A spider crane is ideal for production plant work. Not only will it deal well in the cramped conditions, it will also move and lift at seemingly impossible angles to get the job done. At 0.6m wide, the LIFT-095 is specifically designed for interior access and manoeuvres freely in tight spots. And if you add a searcher hook attachment, you can easily use the crane to access those hard to reach areas.

4. Glass installation

Installing large sheets of glass is a delicate operation so when precision and finesse is needed, a spider crane is the only thing that will do. A spider crane will go beyond simply installing glass on a shop front. The special glass lifting vacuum attachment and lengthy boom reach means it can reach around the edges of buildings where access can be restricted. Lifting and installing glass in a canopy area with limited headroom is also something that a spider crane does very well that a larger crane can’t touch.

Spider cranes have been known to conquer the toughest exterior and interior office glazing jobs. One job in particular featuring a spider crane involved installing glazing in a gap of just 4 metres, separating office buildings from a nearby Metro line.

5. Stone work

A spider crane can meet a range of projects involving stone, from domestic to commercial. Capable of lifting and repairing the largest of stones and concrete, a spider crane can be used on difficult landscape projects to lifting stone in a cemetery to repair headstones and monuments. Spider cranes are also just as effective when a lighter touch is required. By adding a fly jib attachment spider crane can skilfully and carefully lift precious stonework on listed buildings to high profile statues.

6. Steel work

Spider cranes are the best choice for working with steel whenever the ground below is unable to withstand the weight of a larger crane. For installing steel staircases indoors then the spider crane is the perfect answer. With a 6 tonne capacity at 3m and a hook height of 19.5m, the LIFT-706 is powerful yet light enough to meet the demands of any steel job, and at just 1600mm wide is still narrow enough to gain access through a standard double doorway.

7. Shopping mall installations

Thanks to their lifting strength and compact size, spider cranes are often used for working inside shopping malls and retail stores. Whether it’s an installation or a refurb with glass or with cladding, spider cranes are great for the job as they easily fit through single doors to lift heavy displays.

Spider cranes have been used in a number of the UK’s major shopping centres for glazing and construction work, such as Selfridges on Oxford Street in London, The Bullring in Birmingham, Trinity in Leeds and the Westfield shopping centres in Stratford London and Bradford.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

सोच बदलने की नौबत आखिर आ ही क्यों रही है?

सोच बदलने की नौबत आखिर आ ही क्यों रही है?

अनावश्यक नग्नता वाली पोशाक

लड़कियो के अनावश्यक नग्नता वाली पोशाक में घूमने पर जो लोग या स्त्रीया ये कहती है की कपड़े नहीं सोच बदलो....

उन लोगो से मेरे कुछ प्रश्न है !!
हम सोच क्यों बदले?? सोच बदलने की नौबत आखिर आ ही क्यों रही है??? आपने लोगो की सोच का ठेका लिया है क्या??

आप उन लड़कियो की सोच का आकलन क्यों नहीं करते?? उसने क्या सोचकर ऐसे कपड़े पहने की उसके स्तन पीठ जांघे इत्यादि सब दिखाई दे रहा है....इन कपड़ो के पीछे उसकी सोच क्या थी??

एक निर्लज्ज लड़की चाहती है की पूरा पुरुष समाज उसे देखे,वही एक सभ्य लड़की बिलकुल पसंद नहीं करेगी की कोई उस देखे ।

अगर सोच बदलना ही है तो क्यों न हर बात को लेकर बदली जाए??? आपको कोई अपनी बीच वाली ऊँगली का इशारा करे तो आप उसे गलत मत मानिए......सोच बदलिये..वैसे भी ऊँगली में तो कोई बुराई नहीं होती....आपको कोई गाली बके तो उसे गाली मत मानिए...उसे प्रेम सूचक शब्द समझिये.....

हत्या ,डकैती, चोरी, बलात्कार, आतंकवाद इत्यादि सबको लेकर सोच बदली जाये...सिर्फ नग्नता को लेकर ही क्यों????

कुछ लड़किया कहती है कि हम क्या पहनेगे ये हम तय करेंगे....पुरुष नहीं.....
जी बहुत अच्छी बात है.....आप ही तय करे....लेकिन हम पुरुष भी किस लड़की का सम्मान/मदद करेंगे ये भी हम तय करेंगे, स्त्रीया नहीं.... और हम किसी का सम्मान नहीं करेंगे इसका अर्थ ये नहीं कि हम उसका अपमान करेंगे ।

फिर कुछ विवेकहीन लड़किया कहती है कि हमें आज़ादी है अपनी ज़िन्दगी जीने की.....
जी बिल्कुल आज़ादी है,ऐसी आज़ादी सबको मिले, व्यक्ति को चरस गंजा ड्रग्स ब्राउन शुगर लेने की आज़ादी हो,गाय भैंस का मांस खाने की आज़ादी हो,वैश्यालय खोलने की आज़ादी हो,पोर्न फ़िल्म बनाने की आज़ादी हो... हर तरफ से व्यक्ति को आज़ादी हो।

फिर कुछ नास्तिक स्त्रीया कुतर्क देती है की जब नग्न काली की पूजा भारत में होती है तो फिर हम औरतो से क्या समस्या है??

पहली बात ये की काली से तुलना ही गलत है।।और उस माँ काली का साक्षात्कार जिसने भी किया उसने उसे लाल साड़ी में ही देखा जो दुखो का नाश करती है....तुम लड़किया तो समाज में समस्या जन्म देती हो...... और काली से ही तुलना क्यों??? सीता पार्वती से क्यों नहीं?? क्यों न हम पुरुष भी काल भैरव से तुलना करे जो रोज कई लीटर शराब पी जाते है???? शनिदेव से तुलना करे जिन्होंने अपनी सौतेली माँ की टांग तोड़ दी थी।

लड़को को संस्कारो का पाठ पढ़ाने वाली कुंठित स्त्री समुदाय क्या इस बात का उत्तर देगी की क्या भारतीय परम्परा में ये बात शोभा देती है की एक लड़की अपने भाई या पिता के आगे अपने निजी अंगो का प्रदर्शन बेशर्मी से करे??? क्या ये लड़किया पुरुषो को भाई/पिता की नज़र से देखती है ??? जब ये खुद पुरुषो को भाई/पिता की नज़र से नहीं देखती तो फिर खुद किस अधिकार से ये कहती है की "हमें माँ/बहन की नज़र से देखो"

कौन सी माँ बहन अपने भाई बेटे के आगे नंगी होती है??? भारत में तो ऐसा कभी नहीं होता था....
सत्य ये है की अश्लीलता को किसी भी दृष्टिकोण से सही नहीं ठहराया जा सकता। ये कम उम्र के बच्चों को यौन अपराधो की तरफ ले जाने वाली एक नशे की दूकान है।।और इसका उत्पादन स्त्री समुदाय करता है।
मष्तिष्क विज्ञान के अनुसार 4 तरह के नशो में एक नशा अश्लीलता(सेक्स) भी है।

चाणक्य ने चाणक्य सूत्र में सेक्स को सबसे बड़ा नशा और बीमारी बताया है।।

अगर ये नग्नता आधुनिकता का प्रतीक है तो फिर पूरा नग्न होकर स्त्रीया अत्याधुनिकता का परिचय क्यों नहीं देती????

गली गली और हर मोहल्ले में जिस तरह शराब की दुकान खोल देने पर बच्चों पर इसका बुरा प्रभाव पड़ता है उसी तरह अश्लीलता समाज में यौन अपराधो को जन्म देती है।।

माफ़ करना पर कटू सत्य है

वन्दे मातरम् !
जय हिन्द

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Varmints to hunt in the off-season

Varmints to hunt in the off-season

To some, hunting has become a daily activity. It has become their source of livelihood as they specialize in hunting to sell their catch and get money to cater for their families’ needs. To others, they have become addicted to it, and when the off-season sets in, they become withdrawn and depressed. This however, should not be the case as even in the off-season, there other types of varmints that can keep one occupied. This article will highlight some of the varmints that one can hunt during the off-season.

Prairie dogs
Studies into the behavior of prairie dogs show that they reproduce fast and thus their population rarely declines. These animals like digging holes on the farm where they live, and this should be a cause of concern to livestock farmers as their animals can step in the holes and get injuries. Also, due to their high population growth, it means even in the off-season, they will still be available in numbers. As a hunter, therefore, you should focus on hunting for the prairie dogs during the off-season.

During the off-season, foxes wonder into households and might cause havoc as they capture kittens and other human pets. As a hunter with hunting dogs, especially the foxhounds, you should take advantage of this and hunt for them as they will be readily available and it will not need a lot of work to find them.

Raccoons’ population grows fast as they reproduce in masses. These animals are pure pests as they spend most of their time in stores tearing through bins in the store to get food. During winter season when deer and other animals have withdrawn, you should make the raccoons your hunting target. You need a rifle with best varmint scope to make your hunting comfortable. Apart from being available in their numbers, they are also easily available in the store and within the homestead.

These varmints present a unique challenge in the hunting field. This is because of their speed, skittishness and their ability to disappear within the tree and jump from one branch to another. This ability of the squirrels makes it undesirable for hunters to put much effort on them especially when deer and other animals are in plenty during summer. During winter, however, you should try and hunt squirrels. You will mostly need a hunting dog to be successful.

Coyotes thrive well during the winter season. As a hunter, you should consider going for these varmints especially because of their effect on the deer population. You should ensure you reduce their numbers during winter to a manageable size so that once the deer season comes, you do not have to keep competing with coyotes in the hunt for deer.

Feral hogs
Feral hogs are aggressive with razor sharp tasks which make them very dangerous not just to other varmints, but also to hunters during summer. During winter, therefore, you should put much effort to try and reduce their numbers so that they do not become a bother during summer.

As we have seen, hunters do not just have to focus on deer and other big game to hunt. There are plenty of small varmints out there that can keep you busy while at the same time helping you sharpen your hunting skills. Reading through this article will help you know some of the small varmints for you to hunt. 

Varmints to hunt during off-season”
Best varmints to hunt during off-season”

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Timeless Festival Traditions in New Orleans: Mardi Gras Indians

Timeless Festival Traditions in New Orleans: Mardi Gras Indians

Mardi Gras is shrouded in secrets. Masked revelers, mysterious gatherings, and elaborate costumes are a huge part of the magic that makes the occasion special, and the Mardi Gras Indians embody that combination of secrecy, mystery, and time-honored tradition perfectly.

Who are the Mardi Gras Indians? What unique role do they play in New Orleans Mardi Gras tradition? How did they originally come to be, and what are they all about? Here, we’ll take a closer look at the answers to all of these questions and more.

Who Are the Mardi Gras Indians?
The Mardi Gras Indians are a group of African-American Carnival revelers active in New Orleans, Louisiana. They are called Indians because their elaborate handmade costumes are heavily influenced by traditional Native American ceremonial attire. To this day, the Indians are considered to be one of New Orleans’ most colorful and fascinating Mardi Gras groups.

They are also one of the most mysterious. Although the Indians do tend to gather and celebrate in the same places each year, the times, dates, and routes of their parades are rarely to never published in advance. Despite the fact that they’ve been parading for more than 100 years, their annual parade may be the least widely recognized of all the Mardi Gras traditions. However, an Indian performance is nevertheless considered a cultural staple that is absolutely not to be missed.

The Origins of the Mardi Gras Indians
Most traditional Mardi Gras parades, balls, and other celebrations are sponsored by established groups of revelers called krewes. Traditionally speaking, krewes name their parades after various Roman or Greek gods. Their membership structure also nods toward a royalty theme, as various members may rank as knights, captains, kings, queens, dukes, and so forth. Most of the more established krewes also extend membership by express invitation only.

Naturally, the average person that resided in poor African American neighborhood had a lot of trouble becoming part of the early krewes in the early days of Mardi Gras. However, they weren’t about to let that stop them from being part of the festivities. They decided to develop their own approach to the celebration and founded the Mardi Gras Indians.

Mardi Gras Indian krewes are named for imaginary tribes of Indians. Each corresponds to a different street attached to a ward or gang. They call themselves the Indians as a way to pay respect to the way Native Americans helped black people escape the horrors of slavery. At that time, Native American communities and societies readily accepted slaves as part of their society, and the black community of New Orleans has never lost sight of this connection in history.

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

The Early Days of the Mardi Gras Indians
Today, the Indians are known for taking every opportunity to shine by showcasing their glorious costumes, gift for music, and one-of-a-kind contagious spirit. However, in the past, Mardi Gras was more a day of violence and mischief for the Indians than anything else. The confusion, hectic energy, crowds, and sheer number of events associated with Mardi Gras made it difficult for police to intervene, so early Indians often took the opportunity to settle scores on the streets.

For that reason, many families were afraid of the Indians and made it a point to steer clear of their parades and gatherings. It was also among a mother’s worst nightmares to hear that her child was thinking of joining the Indians at some point. Members of various tribes were often violent even with one another.

These days, despite the violent roots of early Indian parades, modern Big Chiefs prefer to keep things competitive but friendly. When two Mardi Gras Indian tribes happen to pass one another, they make it a point to compare the craftsmanship and artistry of one another’s costumes. They may also break into a song, chant, or ceremonial dance as part of a friendly challenge. Eventually, each Big Chief will stand back and acknowledge the awesomeness of the other’s look and performance just before the procession moves on.

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Where Can You Spot the Mardi Gras Indians?
Naturally, the easiest and the best day to catch a glimpse of the Indians is Mardi Gras. As can be expected, the group positively comes to life in the spirit of Mardi Gras and, despite their lack of announcement in regards to their gatherings, it’s generally not too difficult to run into them if you put your mind to it.

The rest of the year, they can be tougher to track down. However, several of their tribes do stage parades and performances for “Super Sunday,” the Sunday just after St. Joseph’s Day. It’s also not unheard of to stumble across a Mardi Gras Indians gathering on the banks of the Bayou St. John at Orleans Avenue in Mid-City, at Hunter’s Field, or at the Backstreet Cultural Museum. (The museum is doubly worth visiting for the costumes and historical presentations on display.)

Last, but not least, it often pays off to simply ask a local known to be knowledgeable in regards to the Indians. Alternatively, it sometimes also pays to check the local newspapers for last-minute announcements of impromptu events.

Why You Don’t Want to Miss the Indians
It’s a given that New Orleans, in general, pulls out all the stops when it comes to Mardi Gras. However, no one takes the art of costuming and attire more seriously than the Indians. To see the Indians in action is to feast your eyes on positively unforgettable hand-sewn creations that feature incredible imagery, beautiful beadwork, sparkling sequins, and truly majestic colored ostrich plumes.

Their call-and-response approach to music is also well worth experiencing in person. Members of a handful of the tribes – like the Wild Tchoupitoulas and the Wild Magnolias – have even released critically acclaimed recordings and perform professionally. Their unique sound has even made its way into New Orleans soul, funk, and R&B at large. (Notable examples include songs like “Iko Iko” and “Hey Pocky Way.”) Make them part of your Mardi Gras festivities this year!