Press releases | 03/08/2023 Sims Crane & Equipment takes delivery of LR 1250.1 unplugged

  • LR 1250.1 unplugged crawler crane expands large fleet of customer Sims Crane & Equipment
  • Battery-powered unplugged crane offers the same performance as conventional version
  • No emissions and little noise are emitted during operation

Premier crane rental and rigging service, Sims Crane & Equipment purchases a Liebherr LR 1250.1 unplugged to add to their growing fleet. The battery-powered LR 1250.1 unplugged is the first model of Liebherr’s Unplugged series to be sold on the US East Coast. The crawler crane with electric drive system offers the same performance as the conventional version, while putting off zero emissions on-site.

Sims Crane takes delivery of a Liebherr LR 1250.1 unplugged.Pictured left to right: Dietmar Haemmerle, Michael Neyer, Lukas Burtscher, Michael Flecker, Timothy McDaniel, Michael Kuffermann, Jared Lester, Wolfgang Herzog.

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Sims Crane joins Liebherr in Austria for handover of the LR 1250.1 unplugged. Pictured left to right: Michael Neyer, Dietmar Haemmerle, Wolfgang Herzog, Lukas Burtscher, Jared Lester, Michael Flecker, Michael Kuffermann, Timothy McDaniel.

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For more than 60 years, Sims Crane & Equipment has been a leader in the crane and rigging industry with an emphasis in cutting edge technology. Offering 13 locations throughout Florida, the company continues to grow their large fleet with the purchase of a Liebherr LR 1250.1 unplugged crawler crane. This battery-powered machine will join Sims cranes fleet of all terrain, mobile, crawler, and rough terrain cranes including Liebherr’s LR 1250.1 and LR 1300 SX. Jackson Sims, Owner / VP sales / Market Development at Sims Crane, noted “We are honored to partner with Liebherr and be on the forefront to serve a vastly growing need for alternative energy to Sims' ever-growing customer base.”

The LR 1250.1 unplugged is one of the first unplugged crawler crane models to be released in the United States. The models of the unplugged series can perform either via battery (unplugged) or plugged in offering identical performance to the conventional version. The battery can last up to approximately eight hours based on individual workload. The machine also comes with an app that provides the status of the batteries power. The unplugged series offers local zero emissions and very little noise pollution, making this the ideal crane for Sims to work in more populated areas including amusement parks, hospitals, and residential areas.

Sims Cranes’ new 1250.1 unplugged will be delivered with a 242 ft main boom and 311 ft luffing jib and aux tip. This addition will further aid their mission of providing turn-key crane and rigging solutions, completing each job safely and smoothly.


Here you will find the press release and images for download.

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Presseinformation Deutsch PDF (840 KB)
Press release English DOCX (658 KB)
Press release English PDF (911 KB)

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Liebherr LR 1250.1 unplugged crawler crane


Ana Cabiedes

Liebherr USA, Co.

4800 Chestnut Ave.

Newport News, VA 23607