News | 09/14/2015 Liebherr LHM 280 with hybrid drive for Vienna

The LHM 280 started operation at the port of Vienna in August 2015. (© Eva Kelety)

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Hafen Wien operates the largest free port in Austria and is continuously expanding to become one of the largest and most modern logistics centres on the Danube in Europe. In order to update its facilities, the company opted for a Liebherr mobile harbour crane, type LHM 280. Providing a maximum lifting capacity of 84 tonnes and an outreach of up to 40 metres, the crane is equipped with two winches for highly efficient cargo handling. Taking a major step towards low-emission but high-performance, the LHM 280 is also equipped with Liebherr’s unique Pactronic hybrid drive system.

Hafen Wien has successfully operated a Liebherr mobile harbour crane, type LHM 1080, for more than 25 years - until the new machine started operation in August 2015. It is twice as strong as the old one and universally applicable. Although the LHM 280 is 55 metres high and 240 tonnes heavy, the crane is mobile and highly flexible. The new cargo handling solution will be used for container handling and bulk handling as well as general cargo operation.