Crawler Cranes & Foundation News

4th Edition, December 2017

Video & Job Report: Port of Piombino, Italy

Port Dredging

The currently largest duty cycle crawler crane type HS 8300 HD from Liebherr is presently carrying out dredging work in Piombino, Tuscany. The aim of the project is to remove deposited sediment from the mouth of the port and also to increase the depth of the water. For this purpose the hybrid duty cycle crawler crane is equipped with a hydraulic clamshell grab with a filling capacity of
22 m³.

"Highly Commended" Innovation in Dredging Equipment
(DPC Award)

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New Vibrator LV 20 for Piling Rigs

Heat Exchanger for Vibrators

What protects athletes from injury, extends the service life of construction machinery too - warm up! Essential before competitions, the principle can also be applied to deep foundation machinery. This is the only way to achieve full performance. The heat exchanger for vibrators from Liebherr uses exactly this principle. The result, the service life of the vibrator is extended considerably.

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New Assistance System for Piling Rigs

Obstacle Recognition

The innovative assistance system from Liebherr for piling and drillings rigs enables the timely recognition of rocks, tree stumps or other obstacles which can damage the vibrator. Up to now the operator was virtually “blind” and dependent on considerable experience. The obstacle recognition makes a tremendous difference bringing advantages for both man and machine.

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Job Report: Double Rotary Drilling in Lucerne, Switzerland

LRB 18 Proves Itself as Compact All-Rounder

The piling and drilling rig LRB 18 is carrying out the foundation work for residential and business premises in Lucerne. The advantages of the compact design are evident: the deep foundation machine can be quickly moved between jobsites and proves itself to be highly flexible even in the most restricted of spaces.

Lifting Job in Poland

LR 1300 in the Tatra Mountains, Poland

In 2010 it was destroyed by a flood. Now the bridge over the River Biała in Jankowa-Lipniczka, Poland is being rebuilt with the aid of a Liebherr LR 1300, painted in the customer’s colours of blue and white. Split into six bridge sections, material with a total weight of 116 t was installed 5 m above the river. The parts were delivered by truck from Skoczów, Silesia, pre-assembled on site, and then lifted and positioned by the LR crawler crane. The work should be completed by our customer IMB in December this year.

Lift Planning Software

Crane Planner 2.0 – New Release 1.2.0

In December 2017, a new release of Liebherr’s unique planning software is available for planners and engineers. This latest version features the following newly available functions:

  • Report Designer for the combination of technical drawings and planning data in a PDF file
  • Forces, angles and lengths of the selected rigging templates are now available in the Rigging Editor
  • Export and import of projects with all data is simplified for joint working on complex projects

Don't forget the free 3-month demo version of the comprehensive engineer licence is still available.

Operator Training

LiSIM Simulators

Machines have to serve their purpose and they’re too valuable for training. That’s what our simulators are for. Virtual working conditions are simulated and the operator is optimally prepared for conditions on the jobsite.

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