Rubber tyre gantry cranes

Rubber tyre gantry cranes (RTGs) are available with spans of between five and eight containers wide (plus a truck lane) and with hoisting heights from 1 over 3 to 1 over 6 containers high. Supplied with Liebherr's eight rope reeving anti-sway system and drive systems, the Liebherr RTG delivers exceptional productivity and reliability in container stacking.

  • Stacking six containers wide and 1 over 4 high, twenty Liebherr diesel RTGs were installed on a greenfield site along with seven ship to shore container cranes.

    RTGs at the Port of Shuaiba

    Stacking six containers wide and 1 over 4 high, twenty Liebherr diesel RTGs were installed on a greenfield site along with seven ship to shore container cranes.

  • Burke Shipping in Dublin Port (Ireland), home to seven Liebherr rubber tyre gantry cranes. The machines are seven wide and 1 over 6 high.

    Liebherr RTGs at Dubin Port

    Burke Shipping in Dublin Port (Ireland), home to seven Liebherr rubber tyre gantry cranes. The machines are seven wide and 1 over 6 high.

  • One of the 48 Liebherr rubber tyre gantry cranes at King Abdullah Port (Saudi Arabia). These machines stack seven containers wide and 1 over 6 high.

    Liebherr RTG at King Abdullah Port

    One of the 48 Liebherr rubber tyre gantry cranes at King Abdullah Port (Saudi Arabia). These machines stack seven containers wide and 1 over 6 high.

  • Liebherr ERTGs at Gulftainer's Sharjah (Saudi Arabia) facility. These machines feature dual power, diesel and electric. The electricity is supplied via a cable reeling drum.

    Electric RTG (ERTG) at the Port of Sharjah

    Liebherr ERTGs at Gulftainer's Sharjah (Saudi Arabia) facility. These machines feature dual power, diesel and electric. The electricity is supplied via a cable reeling drum.

  • One of eighteen, two wheeler Liebherr RTGs at the Port of Ngqura (South Africa).

    Eight wheelser RTGs at the Port of Ngqura

    One of eighteen, two wheeler Liebherr RTGs at the Port of Ngqura (South Africa).

  • Seven wide and 1 over 5 high ERTG powered by a cable reeling drum at the Port of Cork (Ireland).

    Electric rubber tyre gantry crane, Port of Cork

    Seven wide and 1 over 5 high ERTG powered by a cable reeling drum at the Port of Cork (Ireland).

  • Liebherr rubber tyre gantry cranes operating at the Port of Baijiai (Algeria).

    RTGs at the Port of Bejaia

    Liebherr rubber tyre gantry cranes operating at the Port of Baijiai (Algeria).

  • A small selection of the 18 RTGs at DCT Gdansk (Poland). The port is also home to many Liebherr ship to shore container cranes.

    DCT Gdansk, home to many Liebherr RTGs

    A small selection of the 18 RTGs at DCT Gdansk (Poland). The port is also home to many Liebherr ship to shore container cranes.

  • Petrolesport, St. Petersberg (Russia) is home to fifteen Liebherr RTGs, both six and seven wide machines.

    RTGs operating at Petrolesport, St Petersburg

    Petrolesport, St. Petersberg (Russia) is home to fifteen Liebherr RTGs, both six and seven wide machines.

  • DPWorld Sokhna (Egypt), home to 15 Liebherr RTGs.

    DPWorld Sokhna

    DPWorld Sokhna (Egypt), home to 15 Liebherr RTGs.

  • Seven wide and 1 over 5 high ERTG powered by a cable reeling drum at the Port of Cork (Ireland).

    Electric rubber tyre gantry crane, Port of Cork

    Seven wide and 1 over 5 high ERTG powered by a cable reeling drum at the Port of Cork (Ireland).

Liebherr rubber tyre gantry cranes demonstrate their technological advantage through increased productivity and a proven low cost per box move. The RTG has a rigid and stable steel structure allowing precise handling with smooth movements even at high speeds. The liebherr high quality standard achieved, with ease of maintenance results in minimum downtime, increasing throughput per RTG unit. Precise control using simultaneous drive motion removes the need for a headblock or side shift. Available in either eight or 16 wheel configuration with numerous productivity options from DGPS and auto steering to stack profiling and automation.

Product Information

  • Liebherr's unique 8 rope reeving anti-sway system
  • Simultaneous drive motion
  • Rigid robust structure
  • Direct driven travel systems
  • 1 gantry drive per corner
  • Liebherr designed and built drive systems
  • Reputable European sub suppliers
  • Hoist ropes reeved directly to the telescopic spreader
  • Gantry align steering
  • Exceptional anti-sway performance
  • Accurate spreader positioning - no headblock - better visibility
  • No headblock, reduced tare weight
  • Increased productivity compared with alternative designs
  • Smooth gantry operation
  • Improved performance where high winds prevail.
  • Optimum design for automation
  • Low maintenance and spare part costs
  • Lower energy and fuel costs
  • Spreader sideshift eliminated due to simultaneous motion
  • In-house expertise and excellent after sales service
Gantry span 20.8 m (5 wide) to 29.4 m (8 wide)
Lifting height 12.3 m (1 over 3)
15.2 m (1 over 4)
18.2 m (1 over 5)
21.0 m (1 over 6)
Safe working load 40.6 t - 50 t single | 50 t - 65 t twin
Travel wheel gauge 9.2 m
Hoisting speed 28/56 m/min
Trolley speed 70 m/min
Travel speed 130 m/min
Wheels per corner 2 ( 8 wheeler) or 4 ( 16 wheeler)
  • DGPS Auto steering
  • Container positioning system
  • Anti-collision systems
  • Remote control
  • Remote access
  • Interface with TOS
  • Destination control
  • Container stack profiling
  • Truck trailer positioning system
  • Automation | Semi automation
  • Truck anti-lift system
  • Worldwide Liebherr service network.
  • Extensive training both on site and in our facility for operators and engineers.
  • Purpose built state-of-the-art design and production facilities located in Ireland since 1958.
  • Highly skilled and experienced employees with expertise in-house for after sales service.
  • Responsibility with Liebherr, eliminating interface and compatibility problems (i.e. structural, mechanical and electrical design, production, commissioning and service).

Power Options for Rubber Tyre Gantry Cranes

Liebherr RTGs are supplied with a dual speed diesel engine as standard. Controlled by the Liebherr designed drive system, the engine switches to idle mode when full power is not required reducing fuel consumption. Significant savings on fuel is achievable when compared with traditional RTG power options.

A variable speed engine delivers optimum load dependant power levels by reducing engine speed in accordance with demand. Liebherr’s drive system ensures precise control over the entire process resulting in further savings in fuel consumption.

A full electric RTG is available from Liebherr, with many benefits. RTGs can be factory designed for electric operation or an E-RTG solution can be retro fitted. Power regeneration on the RTG to the grid also means that energy costs are further reduced. Options include a cable reeling drum or conductor bar system.

Electric RTGs can be fitted with a full diesel genset, auxiliary generator or connection for a portable generator to allow movement between the stacks.

Fitted with an energy storage solution, this option offers substantial savings without any loss in productivity. Using stored power from the reserve when required, the reduced dependability on the diesel engine can deliver fuel savings of up to 30% dependent on operation.

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LIebherr rubber tyre gantry cranes working the stacks at Dublin Port (Ireland).

Multiple Liebherr rubber tyre gantry cranes at work in Dublin Port (Ireland). Play video

LIebherr rubber tyre gantry cranes working the stacks at Dublin Port (Ireland).

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