Andrew Thompson operating the Daintree Rainforest Observatory Canopy Crane. The crane is a Liebherr 91 EC, freestanding construction tower crane. The crane is 47 metres tall with a radius of 55 metres. It can rotate 360 degrees enabling access to 1 hectare of rainforest. A suspended basket (gondola or dogbox) is attached at the hook to carry personnel into the canopy.