Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH held its traditional open days on 13 and 14 June in Ehingen/Donau. Despite varied weather conditions, the event was a great success with more than 3,000 visitors from all over the world.
The 2012 open day programme included the presentation of the new LTM 1750-9.1 and LTR 1220 crane types, which were both shown whilst in practical operation.
A particular highlight was the spectacular crane mobile, by means of which the exceptional load capacity of the world’s largest conventional crawler crane, the LR 13000, was demonstrated. Using specifically constructed cross beams for the load, the flagship of the crawler cranes lifted the next largest crane, the 1,080-tonne LR 11350, which in turn held two further crawler cranes, the LR 1350 (288 tonnes) and the LR 1100 (62 tonnes). In front of an astonished audience, the LR 13000 rotated as well as moved in a travel direction with this 1,430-tonne-heavy “crane mobile”.
The visitors were furthermore granted ample opportunity to view the factory premises, which in the interim have increased to 840,000 m ² in total.
After 1999, 2003, 2006 and 2009, this was the fifth time that the Ehinger open days have taken place and they have now become established as an industry event, which enjoys worldwide recognition in respect of all aspects relating to mobile and crawler cranes.