A 1,200t Liebherr LTM 11200-9.1 telescopic boom has been used to install a wind power plant in Germany. Crane company Karl Hartinger Kranbetrieb, based in Warburg-Rimbeck, used a nine-axis LTM 11200-9.1 to install a 3MW Enercon E-101 wind energy plant in Preussisch Oldendorf, in the north-west of Germany. The heaviest part of the plant was the machine housing, which had to be mounted to a hub height of 99m, with the total load including lifting gear and hook block at 66.5t. The telescopic boom with Y-pattern guying was extended to 82m, … [Read more...]
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A Liebherr LTR 1220 telescopic crawler crane is operating at an altitude of almost 5,000m in the Peruvian Andes. The 220t LTR 1220, which Liebherr claims is the first crane of this type in Latin America, has been working at the Antamina copper-zinc mine, Mining equipment specialist Joy Global Peru SAC has the crane on long term hire from crane owner Gruas Alquileres SA. The unit has been working in difficult conditions, including extreme temperature fluctuations. Its main work is unloading the components of two electrical mining … [Read more...]
Newly-formed Irish lifting services company BCS Crane Hire Ltd has added a 60t Liebherr LTM 1055-3.2 and a 200t LTM 1200-5.1 crane to its fleet. BCS (Bill Cussen and Sons) recently set up operations in Limerick, Southern Ireland, following a management split at Cussen & Co Crane Hire which has seen the Cussen family pull out and set up on their own. BCS said the addition of the cranes to its existing 90t LTM 1090-4.1 would help it to offer customers a comprehensive crane hire service. Brian Lang, Liebherr Ireland sales manager, said: … [Read more...]
German crane rental company BKL Baukran Logistik has taken delivery of six Liebherr mobile cranes for its newly-opened site in Ingolstadt. Three out of six new Liebherr cranes have already been delivered to Ingolstadt - a 60t LTM 1060-3.1, an LTC 1045-3.1 and an LTM 1130-5.1. The other three cranes - an LTM 1095-5.1, an LTM 1100-5.2 and an LTM 1200-5.1 - will be received before the end of 2014. The cranes feature load capacities ranging from 45-200t, while the LTM 100-5.2 has the VarioBase support system, designed to enable safe crane … [Read more...]
Liebherr says the first operational use for its Liebherr LR 11000 1,000t crawler crane has completed its first lift at a Romanian oil refinery. The LR 11000 was used by Felbermayr to work on a constricted site with a 35m by 35m working area at the Petrom refinery in Plojesti near Bucharest to lift giant steel cylinders, the largest of which measured 58m in length, weighing 335t and with a radius of 27.5m. The erection of the lattice boom and 36m luffing jib had to be completed in a narrow alley just 5m wide. Liebherr said that the load … [Read more...]
The Felbermayr Group has used Liebherr LTM 1400-7.1 and LTM 1350-6.1 mobile cranes in a tandem lift of a 190t truss for a new Austrian airport hangar construction. The lift of the 100m-long truss was part of a steel skeleton erection for a maintenance hangar for business jets at Schwechat Airport, Vienna. Wels-based crane and heavy load contractor Felbermayr also used three smaller Liebherr mobile cranes for positioning and installing cross and connecting elements. A total of 800t of steel was lifted to form the hangar … [Read more...]
Liebherr has developed an armoured rescue crane for the German army to aid rescue and towing of the army’s new generation of vehicles. Passenger protection was a high priority when the order for the G-BKF was placed, so Liebherr worked with Rheinmetall Defence to produce the armoured driver's cab and armoured crane cab, which has been extended 250mm compared to the standard cab to provide storage space for personal protective equipment and integrate military communication equipment. The driver's cab has a double-thickness steel bulkhead … [Read more...]
The Liebherr Group’s tower crane and mobile crane divisions performed well in 2013, recording a turnover growth of 10.4% and 7.1%. Liebherr's annual results showed an increase in its cranes business, despite an overall 1.4% dip in group turnover to €8.96bn, which the firm explained as being partially due to reduced sales in the earthmoving and mining divisions. A 34% overall fall in group earnings to €364m was put down to a backdrop of "moderate economic progress". Liebherr's tower crane turnover was €395.5m which the manufacturer said … [Read more...]
Liebherr dealer and tower hire firm Morrow says it plans a major fleet expansion in 2014, with 56 cranes, worth around $70m, to be purchased or ordered this year, to meet growing demand in North America and Australasia. At this year's ConExpo Morrow made a major purchase, ordering close to half of its planned new cranes from Liebherr Group. Horizontal jib EC-H models and luffing boom HC-L models were included in this order. The rental firm said that beginning in late 2013 it had purchased a substantial number of Liebherr luffing boom … [Read more...]