LR 1160.1 unplugged Crawler crane

The LR 1160.1 unplugged is one of the world's first battery-powered crawler cranes. It is driven by an electric engine. During operation the crane can be connected to a conventional electric supply or without a cable, therefore “unplugged”. The capacity of the battery is designed for 4 hours lifting operation. There are no compromises regarding performance or availability when compared with the diesel version LR 1160.1.
Max. load capacity 160 t
Max. hoist height 136 m
Max. radius 84 m


Zero Emission

The crane causes no emissions and significantly less noise. Thus, the crane is also suitable for operation in areas sensitive to noise.

Electric engine

The innovative crawler crane has an electric engine.

Unplugged (battery powered)

The battery is designed to last for a 4-hour lifting work.

Plugged in

The crane can operate fully when connected to a conventional electric supply, or be recharged within 4.5 hours.


This includes a modern air-conditioning system with improved airflow, an optimized field of vision and increased noise protection, as well as an orthopaedic operator’s seat with integrated heating and cooling.

High service availability

A global service network with experienced technicians and fast access to spare parts ensure high machine availability and a long product service life. more

The innovative self-assembly and self-loading system enables unloading and assembly without an auxiliary crane. For crawler cranes in this size category, more cost-effective transportation and quick commissioning play an instrumental role in efficient operation.

When disassembled the crawler crane has a compact transport width of maximum 3 metres, which permits cost-effective transportation with standard low loaders. The connecting pieces of the luffing jib can also be transported in the connecting pieces of the main boom to save space. Fewer transport vehicles are therefore required.


The Ground Pressure Visualization calculates the current ground pressure of the machine in real time and compares it with the specified safety limits of the relevant position.


Both the measured wind speed and the actual crane configuration are taken into consideration when calculating the current hazardous situation for the crane. When the conditions become too dangerous, the system gives a warning.

Driving is always carried out in “Safe Mode” with active Load Moment Limiter, and is dependent on the driving speed.

Thanks to the variety of boom configurations, the user enjoys maximum flexibility with the adaptation of the crane to the respective conditions. Rapid deployment on different construction sites is thus possible.


The control system developed by Liebherr includes all operating and control functions of the crane and permits very delicate and secure lifting. The load capacities are automatically calculated during operation. The calculation of the load moment indication is also effected steplessly or without interpolation. Optimal utilisation of the machine is thus guaranteed.


Technical data

Max. load capacity 160 t
at radius 3.90 m
Main boom, lightweight/heavyweight from 20 m
Main boom, lightweight/heavyweight up to 87 m
Max. load torque 959 tm
Lattice jib from 20.00 m
Lattice jib up to 83.00 m
Central ballast 20 t
Counterweight at superstructure 62 t
Engine power 255 kW
Driving speed 1.50 km/h


Optional equipment

Virtual crane operation plan

Confined spatial conditions, as well as special ground conditions, are key factors for the configuration of the device. As a solution, with the "Crane Planner" Liebherr offers software for selecting the optimal crawler crane and the appropriate configuration for the respective use. more

Boom up-and-down Assistant

The assistance system “Boom up-and-down Assistant” indicates the approach to the tipping border and automatically stops operation before the operator unintentionally enters an unsafe zone.

Personnel lifting

The crane is approved for personnel lifting. The statutory emergency generator and emergency controls required for personnel lifting are offered by Liebherr as a simple Plug-and-Play solution.

Horizontal load path

This control assistance system increases the comfort in the operation of the crane. Loads can be moved to their intended position more efficiently. Coordination is also simplified for multi-crane lifting.

Radio remote control

With the radio remote control a second person outside the cab can assume all crane movements. Loads can be moved to positions which are not even visible to the operator himself. Safety on the construction site is thus increased considerably. more

Fleet management and teleservice

The data transfer and positioning system "LiDAT" supplies important information on the operation of the machine. With this data crane operation can be made more efficient. There are various additional packages available for displaying data on wind speed or machine configuration, as well as access by service engineers via Teleservice. more

In this variant the main boom and luffing jib are combined with a conical connecting piece. If required, the crawler crane reaches huge lifting heights.

The use of the high-quality material CFRP guarantees a high degree of user-friendliness. For example, carbon handrails offer the advantages of no maintenance, simple handling, as well as weight reduction, which in turn enables higher load capacities and boom lengths.

Liebherr developed a system for protecting people during assembly work on lattice jibs. Optimal protection of staff is thus guaranteed at all times.


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Seven Crawler Cranes in Danish Harbor City

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World Premiere 2020

World Premiere 2020

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Ground Pressure Visualization

Ground Pressure Visualization

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Animation - Vertical Line Finder and Horizontal Load Path for crawler cranes

Animation - Vertical Line Finder and Horizontal Load Path for crawler cranes

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Diagnosis screen and remote control

Diagnosis screen and remote control

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