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WORK­ERS at a crane hire com­pany in Car­marthen got cre­ative with their new crane – they used it to pick up a Mcdon­ald’s take­away.

The 40m beast is mostly used for lift­ing heavy loads of any­thing up to 10 tonnes by own­ers Davies Crane Hire.

But the team thought they’d show off its re­mark­able pre­ci­sion skills, too, by lift­ing a man to his lunch break.

Mal­colm Davies, who owns Davies Crane Hire, said they did it for a bit of fun and cap­tured the whole thing on video.

Mr Davies said: “We rang up Mcdon­ald’s the day be­fore and they said it was fine.

“So at 12.30pm, I rang them up to or­der my food, and said I was on my way. Then I climbed into the crane’s bas­ket.

“The crane is about 40 me­tres high, I went over the trees, and was low­ered right in front of the door. They came out with my meal and I went back over.

“It only took about ten min­utes, I was eat­ing my chips on the way back over.

“The driver was at the top of the crane driv­ing it, and I was speak­ing to him via ra­dio the whole time.

“Be­cause there were trees in the way, he didn’t have a line of sight, but I was di­rect­ing him and there’s a cam­era on the bas­ket too.”

He added: “I got a Big Mac, of course.

“Mcdon­ald’s was lov­ing it, they thought it was bril­liant. Ev­ery­one on the ground thought it was great.

“We get some un­usual jobs, for ex­am­ple in [TV show] Ca­su­alty, when they do car crashes. We do all sorts of jobs.”

Pic­tures: Davies Crane Hire

Davies Crane Hire owner Mal­colm Davies picked up a Big Mac from Mcdon­ald’s in Car­marthen us­ing a new crane.

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