Made with Liebherr

Liebherr cranes can build, load, transfer and assemble. They work in industry, infrastructure and other segments. But they can do more. Liebherr cranes can also do culture. They can do art. And they can attract attention – all over the world. Liebherr mobile and crawler cranes and their traces can be found in almost every area of human life.

Koi-Nobori festival in Kaiserslautern

As part of the festival to celebrate the friendship between the German city of Kaiserslautern and Bunky┼Ź, a district within the prefecture of Tokyo, what was claimed to be the largest carp streamer outside of Japan was launched into the air for the first time in Kaiserslautern in 2006. The hundred metre long silk streamer, which represents a Japanese Koi carp, fluttered majestically in the sky above the city, attached to the boom of an LTM 1500-8.1 owned by the Weiland Group based in Lampertheim.

“At the time we even discussed the job with Liebherr”, says Volker Degenhardt, a senior executive at the Weiland Group, thinking back. In fact, the structural engineers in Ehingen carried out a calculation using the details of the giant silk streamer and discovered that the hook block would require four tonnes of weight to enable the Koi-Nobori to fly properly.

A boat on the Eiffel Tower

Many of the visitors to the Eiffel Tower in 2017 must have rubbed their eyes in amazement. A large regatta boat was advertising a French doctors’ initiative for two months to promote heart operations for children all over the world on the so-called gallery, the first storey of the structure at a height of around 60 metres.

LTM 1300-6.2 in a spectacular hoist during the night

A Liebherr LTM 1300-6.2 mobile crane operated by French crane contractor S.E Levage positioned the sailing boat, albeit without its mast and sail, but still measuring 18 metres long and six metres wide, on the lattice tower in a spectacular hoist during the night. The strong wind turbulence created a real challenge for the crane team. The original plan was to hoist the boat through the inside of the Eiffel Tower up to the first level, but this proved to be too great a risk. That meant that the crane had to be moved and its load weighing over five tonnes had to be hoisted up the structure from the new crane location to the side of the structure. Company boss Eric Salvi and his men had their hands full securing the boat and holding it stable as the wind gusted around it. The team from S.E Levage nevertheless, completed the job perfectly and positioned the “advertising vehicle” in perfect condition on the gallery of the "Tour Eiffel".

The big wheel in Hong Kong

At 60 metres in height it is not the biggest big wheel in the world. But it does offer fantastic views – both day and night. It provides an impressive outlook of the spectacular Victoria Harbour and the fascinating skyline of Hong Kong. There is always something going on there – a horde of tourists, things to see, bright lights and lots more. The big wheel has 42 gondolas and was first opened for business in 2014. Three Liebherr mobile cranes from local crane contractor Set Win were in action.

Strong together

A brand new LTM 1400-7.1 completed the first major hoist, lifting a load of over 65 tonnes to erect the hub and the two ready-assembled support legs, each measuring 36 metres in length. A Liebherr 100 tonne crane and a 200 tonne model then carried out a tandem hoist to raise the two additional legs, each weighing 27 tonnes.

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