This news article was originally written in Spanish. It has been automatically translated for your convenience. Reasonable efforts have been made to provide an accurate translation, however, no automated translation is perfect nor is it intended to replace a human translator. The original article in Spanish can be viewed at Las grúas Fassi trabajan en condiciones extremas en la Antártida
Fassi cranes working in extreme conditions in Antarctica
September 30, 2011
There are no barriers or borders for Fassi tests: with the polar mission have reached the place cold and inhospitable of the Earth, Antarctica, where in winter the temperature drops to 70 ° C below zero, and have played a key role in the difficult operation to build Kunlun Station, the third base of Chinese research in the Antarctic continent. Cranes protagonists of the polar mission are the F110A and F150A, mounted on the rear of special group Agco/Caterpillar caterpillar tractors and have been used both at the stage of assembling modules of housing and the handling of goods. The working group left the hills of Larsemann (East Antarctica) to get to the place where will be the basis of research, A Dome, known also as "dome", 1,220 kilometers from the coast and 4.093 meters above the level of the Sea (the highest point of Antarctica). Once in place, the Fassi cranes were used in loading and unloading operations. In total about 625 tonnes of goods handled, necessary for the construction of the Kunlun Station addition for operations such as the recovery of other vehicles and used couples, for lifting large as container structures.