Liebherr has introduced its 172 EC-B 8 Litronic flat-top crane, based on the established 160 EC-B model.
Lifting capacity has been increased by 15%, with the 172 EC-B 8 capable of hoisting 2,100kg at the jib head at a radius of 60m, and an 8t maximum capacity.
The new model also features a new jib erection concept. The load hook and trolley remain on the jib pivot section during transport, eliminating erection work for the trolley.
The hoist and trolley travelling ropes can also be easily reeved, a particular benefit when erecting the jib in the air, says Liebherr.