All Crane & Equipment Rental of New Albans, W. Va., part of the All group of companies, provided a boom truck for the BASE jumping event at the annual Bridge Day celebration at the New River Gorge Bridge in Fayetteville, W. Va. A platform extending from the truck bed of the 23.5-ton capacity Terex Model BT4792 provided the launch point for the all-day BASE (Building, Antenna, Span and Earth) jumps from the 876-foot-tall bridge.
The truck’s boom dangled a manbasket over the gorge to hold photographers and videographers recording the events. BASE jumpers leap from four fixed objects with parachutes designed specifically for rapid deployment. Jumpers first must skydive numerous times from aircraft before attempting to BASE jump. Thousands of onlookers gathered on the world’s second largest single-arch bridge to watch the 360 jumpers vault off the span.
“We do our part to make sure the jumpers and photographers have the safest possible conditions,” said Chad Shambling, general manager of All Crane & Equipment Rental.
Parent company Cleveland, Ohio-based All Erection & Crane Rental Corp. is No. 14 on the RER 100.