Giant Lifts for John Sutch Cranes

October 8, 2018

As we bid a final farewell to the Giants, it is hard not to feel a sadness in the goodbye. The 4 day extravaganza between the 4th to the 7th of October 2018 has brought the city together like no other event, with a huge 1.3 Million people turning up over the course of the weekend. 

John Sutch Cranes is a Liverpool based company that have been involved during all three of the Giant events that have taken place in the city. Each visit the story evolves and this year was no exception, the addition of New Brighton and a very special surprise guest, the Little Girl Giant turning up for the finale.

“We would like to thank Liverpool City Council for choosing us to participate in the technical lifting of the Giants. To everyone involved, that have worked tirelessly to ensure everything goes to plan with the scenes involving our cranes. We are so proud to be a Liverpool based company that have been able to represent the city on such a large scale. The whole project has been a giant success!”  John Sutch, Managing Director and Hayley Sutch MD Designate of John Sutch Cranes Limited. 

We would like to thank all of our employees involved they have gone above and beyond for this project and have been great ambassadors for the company.

Project Manager: Paul Parry

Crane Operators: Tommy Lismore, Dave Marrs, Louis Sullivan, Paul Walsh, James Rankin, Paul Larkin and Adam Hughes.  

Crane Operators (Audio Support at Clarence Dock): Sam Millington and Andy O’Toole

Crane Supervisors: Ashley Aziz and Paul Stott

Our brand new Liebherr LTM1090-4.2 set up and ready to lift the Giant out of Canning Dock

Little Boy Giant and Xolo ready for the breakfast scene with a little help from our LTM1060-3.1 and LTM1040-2.1

The Giant ready to make his way around the city, after getting a lift from our Liebherr LTM1090-4.2

Mission Impossible utilising our Spierings SK1265-AT6

The Giant entering Clarence Dock at sunset

Giant and Little Boy giant preparing for their stay at Clarence Dock on Saturday evening

After a long day Xolo need some help getting into his bed and our Liebherr LTM1040-2.1 was just what he needed

Magical end to Saturday evening

Our Kato CR-350Ri providing audio support at Clarence Dock

One of our Liebherr LTM1060-3.1 waiting for the Little Boy Giant to arrive.

The Giant and our skilled Crane Supervisor watching on as the Little Boy Giant is lifted into the docks for his final journey


The Giant towering over our crane as he makes his way down through the crowds

Xolo ready for the finale at Canning Dock.

A surprise from the Little Girl Giant was greeted with over a million happy faces

Our final lift of a Giant few days, one job we will never forget!

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