Liftinghero Sebastian: From poker playing to crane assembly
“I met two guys from the Swedish crane company Binsell through playing poker. I told them that I was keen on operating a tower crane one day… And then one thing led to the next. Two days later I met their boss and two weeks after that I was allowed to shadow a team that assembles/disassembles cranes – and I’ve never looked back. I love being and working outside all day. The coolest crane I’ve assembled up to now is a brand new 190 HC-L in Uppsala – where old meets new! One of Sweden’s oldest church towers is currently being renovated there with the help of the new HC-L.”
Sebastian Ryden (on the left) is 43, comes from near Stockholm and has been an assembly engineer at the Swedish company Skanska Rental for 15 years, where he has always stuck to the motto: Be safe and have fun.
He drives to his jobs in a Ford Raptor that he has worked on himself. It’s his pride and joy: A large storage compartment (of his own design) built into the load area gives him easy access to everything he needs – from an integrated mobile charging station and diverse tools to his sledgehammer. And when he’s not out and about in his off-roader, he likes to drive a snowmobile whenever he has the chance.