Liebherr shapes its global, local and regional spare parts distribution and logistics to support its rapid growth and exceed customer-service expectations around the world. Several positive developments that have a strong impact in the fulfilment and distribution of earthmoving Liebherr spare parts globally and within the United States have been announced in the last months by the Liebherr Group. In October of this year, the Liebherr Group gave a glimpse into the progress of its new spare parts and logistics center in Kirchdorf, Germany. … [Read more...]
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Tower cranes are being installed in what will be the world’s first building to reach - and exceed - 1,000 metres. Construction on the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, began earlier this year, and at over a kilometre high it will dwarf the current highest building - the 828 metre high Burj Khalifa. Six luffing jib tower cranes will be used on the building, including three Liebherr 280 HC-L 16/28 and a 357 HC-L 18/32 Litronic with jib lengths of between 40 and 45 metres. The maximum loads to be lifted will be between 11 and 12 tonnes … [Read more...]
Germany’s largest crane rental company Schmidbauer has taken delivery of three new Liebherr All Terrain cranes. The order comprises a 100 tonne five axle LTM 1100-5.2, a 130 tonne LTM 1130-5.1 and a three-axle 60 tonne LTM 1060-3.1. All three will be stationed at the company's headquarters in Gräfelfing, near Munich. Schmidbauer chief executive Werner Schmidbauer said: “We were persuaded by the LTM 1060-3.1 due to its 48 metre telescopic boom and high load capacities. What is more is that its compact dimensions make it ideal for use in … [Read more...]
Liebherr has said that it excepts to achieve total revenues of €8.87 billion in 2014, one percent below that achieved in 2013. The decline, as reported in November, is due almost entirely to lower shipments in mining equipment business. Mobile crane shipments will be close to last year’s levels, when 1,416 new cranes were delivered, while revenues will be slightly higher. Sales of marine cranes are 20 percent higher. Geographically the group did well in Western Europe where revenues increased significantly, while Africa and the Americas … [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...]
A three axle All Terrain crane overturned earlier this month on a remote road in Scotland. The crane, a 55 tonne Liebherr All Terrain crane owned by Ainscough Crane Hire, was travelling down the narrow track when it appears to have got to close to the edge of road, slipped into the verge/ditch and rolled into the brush. Fortunately no one was injured in the incident. … [Read more...]
A central attraction on Liebherr’s bC India stand is the company’s 85 EC-B 5i flat-top tower crane. The model is manufactured at the company’s factory in Pune, India and has been designed for the specific needs of the local market. The model is only available in India. The unit has a maximum capacity of 5 tonnes and can lift 1.3 tonnes at the end of a 50 m maximum length jib. However, it sits on a footprint of just 1.2 x 1.2 m, and the company says this combination of high capacity on a small cross-section makes it ideal for the confined … [Read more...]
Germany’s Reutlingen fire brigade has taken delivery of a 70 tonne Liebherr LTM 1070-4.2 fire and rescue crane designed for emergency operations. The new crane has been fitted with a range of fire service and safety equipment such as emergency lights, sirens, electrically adjustable floodlights and a reversing camera. It has also been fitted with an eight tonne recovery winch on the rear of the crane as well as special storage boxes. Similar to the standard LTM 1070-4.2 All Terrain crane in terms of performance, it offers 12 tonne axle … [Read more...]
A self-erecting mobile tower crane overturned onto the roof of a famous hotel/restaurant in France on Monday, after one of its outriggers punched through the tarmac drive into an underground void. Thankfully no one was hurt in the incident and the crane operator was well away from the crane at the time, operating it via the remote controls, which is just as well, as it looks as though the elevating operators cab took most of the impact and was buried in the roof. We do not know if mats were used to spread the load on what are clearly … [Read more...]