Fagioli was called for the skidding operation of a 1,030 ton STS crane in Guatemala by means of skid shoes, skidding tracks and hydraulic jacks. The new crane was due to be skidded for about 300 m to be positioned onto its rails, onto the quay area. Fagioli used No. 8 skid shoes (1,000 ton capacity each) equipped with Power Packs’ Units and hydraulic push-pull system. Skid shoes were fixed onto the ground and positioned underneath the transport beams welded to the STS crane. The STS crane was skidded and skid shoes reallocated to cover the entire distance up to the quay.