The crane was spotted along Jalan Binjai last Saturday. It was ordered by my site to load and unload the components of our new luffing crane ( a type of tower crane). Any normal mobile crane just wouldnt fit for the job.
Lifting part of the new tower crane's mast (vertical body)
The 400-tonne (400,000kg) giant took up half of the main road. That was the minimum span. The whole thing can be spreaded as wide as the whole road itself.
For laymen, dont worry, I'll explain here. You see the almost vertical entity that rises to the sky? That's the boom. It's extendable so it's also known as a telescopic boom.
The partially extended boom.
Check out the outrigger (a.k.a kaki lah!). Its to stabilise the crane, btw.
A better comparison would be as shown below. May not be a great shot but here, you can see how the crane fares among cars and man.