Heavy lift and transport service provider Wagenborg Nedlift from the Netherlands helped replace and old railway bridge on Von Walthausen Strasse in Bochum, Germany, using a Liebherr LR 1750. The 750 tonne capacity lattice boom crawler was brought to site on more than 40 trailers. It was then erected in the narrow city streets and fitted with 260 tonnes of superlift counterweight. The crawler was used to remove the old bridge and replace it with a new one, which weighed 340 tonnes. During the removal of the old bridge a second, 400 tonne … [Read more...]
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Crane service provider Felbermayr used a Liebherr LR 11000 crawler crane with Power Boom to erect a 6.2 megawatt wind turbine at an onshore test centre for off shore wind farms in Neuenwalde, Germany. The 1,000 tonne capacity LR 11000 was set up in PDW3B configuration, which consists of 78 metre Power Boom, a 42 m derrick boom and a 66 m luffing jib. The counterweight consisted of 435 tonnes of suspended ballast, 50 tonnes of central ballast and 210 tonnes on the superstructure. Hook height was 138 m. Five steel sections make up the … [Read more...]
King Lifting has taken delivery of the UK’s first LTM1300-6.2 six axle 300 tonne All Terrain crane. The company ordered the new crane shortly after its launch at Bauma 2013, along with two 60 tonne, three axle LTM1060-3.1s which were delivered in March. The LTM1300-6.2 features a single engine which provides the power for the carrier as well as driving the crane superstructure via a combination of mechanical shafts. Liebherr claims that this makes it significantly easier to modify its power units to meet changing emissions regulations, … [Read more...]
UK crane rental company Davies Crane Hire has taken delivery of a 60 tonne Liebherr LTM1060-3.1 All Terrain crane for its depot in Carmarthen, Wales. The three axle LTM1060-3.1 has a 48 metre main boom and a 16 metre bi-fold swingaway, providing a maximum tip height of 67 metre tip height, and a maximum radius of 48 metres. It can also be fitted with a special 1.6 metre lattice jib which can be offset to 10 degrees. The crane has a 6x6x6 all wheel drive and steer chassis and can travel within 16 tonne axles weights with 12.8 tonnes of … [Read more...]
A crawler crane overturned on a wind farm in Janneby, near Flensburg, Germany, last Friday during severe gale force winds. The crane, a large Liebherr owned by Sarens, was fully rigged with around 100 metres of boom and back mast. All of which went over the back over the crane in the high winds. No one was injured in the incident and fortunately the boom missed three turbine tower sections which were awaiting installation. … [Read more...]
Georg Diesch, president of Liebherr Cranes Inc in the USA has been promoted to managing director of Liebherr Hydraulikbagger, in Kirchdorf an der Iller, Germany, after 11 years in job, with Daniel Pitzer replacing him. The Kirchdorf factory manufactures Liebherr wheeled and crawler excavators and material handling equipment. It was the company's first facility, set up by Hans Liebherr and the place where he built the first Liebherr tower crane. Pitzer took over as president at the start of the month, and assumes responsibility for the … [Read more...]
Myanmar contractor Shwe Taung Development has taken delivery of three Liebherr 280 EC-H 12 tower cranes. The first of the three cranes was supplied to help with the construction of the Twin Centro development in Yangon, Myanmar. The location of the project site meant that the crane needed a shortened jib, which was designed especially for the project, a company spokesperson said. The Twin Centro development, on Baho Road in Sanchaung Township, is made up of a 16 storey apartment building, complete with a pool, recreation centre and … [Read more...]
Gillespies Crane Services in Australia added its first crawler crane to its crane rental fleet. It is a 350 tonne capacity Liebherr LR 1350/1 lattice boom model. Commenting on his move into the crawler crane market, John Gillespie, Gillespies Crane Services managing director, told IC, “Our 1997 model Liebherr LTM 1400 was due for replacement and we wanted a larger capacity crane due to increasing client demands for us to make heavier lifts at longer radii. We considered all options with larger capacity all terrain cranes but our road … [Read more...]
Crane service provider Casella Autogrù Srl, based in Italy, has taken delivery of a Liebherr LTM 1200-5.1 mobile crane. The five-axle model has a 200 tonne capacity, a 72 metre boom and 72 tonnes of counterweight. It is also fitted with the new Liebherr Variable Supporting Base Technology. Corrado Villa and Davide Villa, co-owners of Casella Autogrù Srl, said “In 2008 we bought a Liebherr LTM 1100-5.2, in 2011 a Liebherr LTM 1250-6.2 and now, in order to renew and complete our fleet - composed of 15 mobile cranes, many of which are … [Read more...]