Liebherr offshore cranes has reported a record year for 2014 delivering more than twice as many cranes than in 2012. In 2014 Liebherr delivered a total of 87 offshore cranes, which included its board offshore cranes (BOS), mast type cranes (MTC) and its new ram luffing knuckle boom cranes (RL-K). The number of BOS cranes more than doubled from 2012 with 38 deliveries – 72 percent being its 150 tonne BOS 4200. A total of 33 MTCs were delivered throughout the year, almost five times as many compared with the previous year and the RL-K … [Read more...]
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Swiss bulk handling company Pacorini Metals Terminals has taken delivery of the first Liebherr LHM 420 mobile harbour crane in the Netherlands for its port on the river of Western Scheldt, in Vlissingen. The LHM 420 has a maximum lifting capacity of 84 tonnes and an outreach of up to 48 metres. It will be used to carry out container handling and bulk operations. Last year, the LHM 420 was the second most popular model for Liebherr with almost 30 deliveries worldwide. Pacorini commercial manager Mark Doene, said: “The new LHM 420 plays a … [Read more...]
International logistics provider and port operator Katoen Natie has taken delivery of four Liebherr mobile harbour cranes. Two LHM 600s and a LHM 550 have been delivered to the company’s port in Antwerp, while a LGM 420 has been delivered to its port in Radicatel, France. Manufactured by Liebherr Maritime Cranes in Rostock, the LHM 600s has a maximum lifting capacity of 208 tonnes and an outreach of up to 58 metres. Installed with Liebherr’s Sycratronic software, the company can now carry out tandem lifts of up to 416 tonnes. The LHM 550 … [Read more...]
German crane rental company Hüffermann Krandienst has ordered a 500 tonne Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 All Terrain crane. The eight axle LTM 1500-8.1 features a seven section, 84 metre main boom and a 91 metre luffing fly jib, providing a 142 metre maximum under hook height and 108 metre maximum working radius. Based in Wildeshausen, Hüffermann Krandienst operates a fleet of more than 40 Liebherr mobile cranes, currently topped by a 350 tonne Liebherr LTM 1350-6.1 All Terrain crane, which it took delivery of last year. The company also has a … [Read more...]
Sarens South Africa lifted a Boeing 737-300 passenger aircraft for South African aviation company Comair. The aircraft was lifted from the OR Tambo International Airport, across the R21 highway in Kempton Park, to the Comair training centre, where the Boeing 737-300 will be used as a real-life evacuation trainer. The plane is 33.35 metres long, 18 m wide and 5 m high and a dead weight of 25 tonnes. Its engines had been removed and portions of the wings and tail had been clipped. To lift the aircraft to its new location, Sarens used a … [Read more...]
Manufacturer Liebherr has launched a Rental Services app to allow construction machines to be rented directly via a smartphone or tablet computers. The company said the app could be used by Liebherr customers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as France and the UK. “The app provides a quick overview of the equipment available in the Liebherr hire park and of the Liebherr dealer network. The app can be used in English, German and French,” the company said. The app was said to show earthmoving equipment and tower cranes … [Read more...]
American crane service provider Allegiance Crane has used a Liebherr LTM 1400-7.1 mobile crane to lift the largest bronze horse statue in the world at a theme park in Florida. The bronze sculpture, named the Pegasus and Dragon, measures 33 metres high and 63 m long. It weighs 650 tons, 250 tons of which is bronze and 400 tons of which is the internal steel construction. The sculpture is welded together from 1,250 individual bronze plates. The sculpture has been created for the Gulfstream Park on Hallandale Beach, Miami, Florida, USA by … [Read more...]
Liebherr’s mobile harbour crane division has reported a record year in crane sales for 2014, with deliveries up 9.8 percent from its previous record set in 2008. Celebrating its 40th year since delivering its first mobile harbour crane, the company delivered a total of 112 units to six continents last year – a 9.8 percent increase from 2008 when the company sold a record 102 mobile harbour cranes. Europe remains the company’s largest market, accounting for 38 percent of its shipments, while the African market tripled last year’s sales … [Read more...]
Singapore rental company LH Construction and Machinery Leasing, a subsidiary of Lian Hup Brother (LHB), has taken delivery of the first 300 tonne Liebherr LTM1300-6.2 in Asia, as well as two 185ft JLG 1850SJ self-propelled boom lifts. The six-axle LTM1300 features a 78 metre main boom, a 70 metre luffing jib and a single engine concept which provides the power for the carrier as well as when driving the crane superstructure via a combination of mechanical shafts. LHB chairman Chua Kim Seng, said: “We are very impressed with the single … [Read more...]