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...]
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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...]
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...]
The first Liebherr LR 11000 to be fitted with a Power Boom attachment has gone to work in Germany. The 1,000 tonne crane used the new P.Boom for the first time to place a large turbine house, weighing almost 220 tonnes onto a tower near Cuxhaven in North Germany. The 6.2 MW pilot system was erected by Senvion (previously REpower) in the new test field for offshore wind turbines. Crane company Nolte decided to use a Liebherr LR 11000 crawler crane owned by Austrian based Felbermayr, while supplying the assist cranes from its own … [Read more...]
The boom of crawler crane working on a new theatre in Blenheim on New Zealand’s South Island, collapsed over the back of the machine this morning. Thankfully no one was hurt in the incident. It looks as though either the boom luffing hoist did not stop while luffing in, or the operator managed to badly ‘two block’ the 100 tonne Hitachi crane. It was not lifting anything at the time the boom went over the back. WorkSafe has been informed of the incident That is all the information that we have at this time, but will update this report … [Read more...]
Brazilian heavy lift and haulage company Guindastes Tatuapé has taken delivery of the first 220 tonne Liebherr LTR 1220 telescopic crawler crane in Brazil. The LTR1220 features the same 60 metre boom found on the LTM 1220-5.2 All Terrain crane and is fitted with a 12.2 to 22.2 metre bi-fold swing-away, which can be extended further with two seven metre lattice sections. The crane has already worked on a number of projects and is currently erecting concrete beams for the construction of a new railway line at Guarulhos Airport in Sao … [Read more...]