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“Way out there” can mean a few different things for a crane: Objectives and visions. Booms and powerful jibs. Or steps in its evolution which are almost revolutionary. It is therefore very fitting that when Kevin Long heard Lord Huron’s song “Way out there” in October 2017, he was working on the future of wind turbine erection jobs for the USA in North Carolina.

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The first ever LTM 1110-5.1 goes to Spain

We unveiled our new 110 tonne crane at the Bauma held in April last year in Munich with the slogan “Prepared for every task!”. Since then, our Technical Testing Department has studied the prototypes in more detail, the final tweaks have been made and serial production has started.

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“One hundred percent variable”

Our new LR 1800-1.0 is up and running! The first ten units of this highly flexible crawler crane, which can be modified for lots of different sectors, have already been delivered to business partners in Spain, the USA and Asia.

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There's nothing more on 4!

Encouraged by a campaign in digital media, lots of crane and machine fans were searching Germany’s roads at the beginning of January for the latest star in the Liebherr fleet – one with the same flair as a pair of American trousers.

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In the land of the ibex, chamois and marmot

A massive project is currently underway in the Swiss Alps. A new arched dam wall is to be built on the Grimselsee reservoir in the Bernese Mountains at an altitude of 1900 metres over the next six years. A container village has now been established for the workers and specialists who will build the new dam wall at the high altitude site.

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The dream of the international crane operators licence

Book a car online before travelling, collect it at the airport, show your driving licence, get in and drive off. That is how cars are hired in every country in the world, even those where the cars drive on the other side of the road. However, as far as a crane operators licence is concerned, we are still a very long way from an internationally accepted testing process.

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Cranes and ocean giants

Because the demand is not just for more, but ever larger ocean-going giants which can provide accommodation and pleasure for as many as 6000 passengers, some shipyards are slowly coming towards the limits of their capacities. This means that shipbuilders are becoming increasingly reliant on mobile cranes. A shipyard report from Emsland.

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En route to the customer

In 2014, Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH celebrated the delivery of its 30,000th mobile crane. Since then, an average of 1700 new cranes have been added to the number per year which means that we will reach the 40,000 mark in 2020. The new cranes and more than 200 used cranes as well as over 70,000 shipments of spare parts are supplied every year to the far ends of the Earth.

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Cleaning job in a chemical plant

From setting up the site at the reactor to lifting in environmental service employees, to the (dis)assembly of diverse scaffolding, the MK 140 Plus mobile construction crane has been in constant operation at a chemical plant. In the German city of Stade, a reactor was shut down, cleaned, serviced and overhauled.

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New giant will save thousands of kilometres

A new record-breaker has been on site since the summer in the industrial port of Neuf-Brisach, a French town not far from Colmar – the LR 11000 is the most powerful crawler crane in France. The 1,000-tonne heavy duty crane will be used to handle industrial goods such as gas turbines and mining excavators on the Franco-German border between Basel and Strasbourg – saving several thousand kilometres of road transport.

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Journey into the eternal ice

A logistical and technical masterpiece: a mobile crane is delivered from Munich to its work site on the southernmost continent of the world. Another challenge came in the form of strict environmental regulations. Ships are not permitted to dock directly at the pier next to the research station to avoid disturbing the penguin population that lives on the island.

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A colossus on the quayside

The skyline of the industrial port of Rostock has had a new landmark since the summer – one of the most powerful land-based gantry cranes in the world is now located on the Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH site in the form of the TCC 78000. With its boom fully luffed, the colossus reaches a height of 164 metres. The crane can hoist loads weighing up to 1600 tonnes – with a radius of 36 metres.

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Steel colossus on the hook

Just three hours rather than the normal 18 and no need to close the waterway – all made possible by the most powerful conventional crawler crane in the world. Mexican crane and heavy haulage contractor ESEASA used its Liebherr LR 13000 crawler crane for the first time to load oil platforms onto barges at the port city of Tampico.

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V-frame proves itself in practice

Our LR 11000 has successfully completed its first jobs using the innovative, highly flexible “V-frame” ballasting system. The 1000-tonne crane operated by Swiss crane logistics contractor Emil Egger AG completed a spectacular bridge hoist near Lausanne and also removed an old lightship from the River Rhine in Basel. If the V-frame had not been used, these two crane jobs would only have been possible at significantly higher cost.

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Now even more powerful – the LTM 1750-9.1 gets an 800t upgrade

The nine-axle LTM 1750-9.1 mobile crane can now hoist even heavier loads. The use of refined static calculation methods means that lifting capacity values have been increased across almost the entire working range. This has converted the crane into an 800-tonne machine. The model name LTM 1750-9.1 will stay the same.

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MyLiebherr – your personal customer portal for Liebherr online services

Extensive service and a wide range of additional offerings are now available to customers using this platform. Manuela Kovacic and Oskar Thanner, who work in the Customer Service Department at Liebherr in Ehingen, explain what MyLiebherr is and what you will be missing if you do not use it.

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The LR 11350 and LR 11000 working in tandem

“Never before in almost 120 years of its history has such a heavy item been handled at our Rhine port using cranes”, explains Jürgen Preiss. The load that he is referring to was the core piece of a gigantic tunnel drilling machine. Two powerful crawler cranes from the Liebherr Plant in Ehingen were required to tackle this job.

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The ultimate machine on eight axles!

Children with famous parents often have a hard life. They are under heavy pressure from birth and are expected to be successful. That is exactly the situation facing the new LTM 1650-8.1, which Liebherr unveiled at the Bauma trade fair. And it’s all because it is the successor to the living legend that is the LTM 1500-8.1. With a volume of almost 600 units, it is already the best-selling large crane of all time.

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Premiere with an Alpine

The era of one of the most successful crane models ever produced at the Liebherr plant in Ehingen is slowly but surely coming to an end. However, its successor has not just been waiting in the wings for some time, it is in fact also already conquering construction sites around the world – the Liebherr LTM 1230-5.1. The new crane celebrated its premiere in April in Switzerland.

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A crane job between splendour and megalomania

It may surprise you to learn that there are alternatives to Neuschwanstein. If you want to find out a little more about King Ludwig II of Bavaria and his (credibly recorded) eccentricity, you could do worse than travel to an island in Chiemsee in Bavaria, where the crowds will be somewhat thinner.

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Lightweight, long and powerful

“Prepared for every task!” is how Liebherr presented the new LTM 1110-5.1 at the Bauma trade fair. The aim for the design of the new 5-axle crane was to enable it to complete jobs all over the world economically and flexibly. But, of course, it had to be powerful as well.

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Field test – the latest engine and emissions technology

Over the last few months, there has hardly been a news bulletin which has not mentioned “particulate pollution” or “diesel bans”. The topics of environmental protection and statutory regulations pose a daily challenge to Liebherr as well.

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Building bridges in a nature conservation area

The old railway bridge had spanned the Buchenbach Valley as part of the railway line between Burgstetten and Affalterbach, around 20 kilometres north-east of Stuttgart, for a whole century. The Liebherr LR 11000 crawler crane from Wiesbauer has now replaced the bridge with a temporary structure.

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Powerful!

New crawler crane, new transport concept, new ballasting system, new model designation – and truly powerful as well. Liebherr unveiled the LR 1800-1.0 crawler crane at its customer days in 2018. In its basic concept, the 800-tonne crane is designed for jobs in industry.

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The mobile crane redesigned

Liebherr unveiled a new 5-axle crane at its customer days in June this year – the LTM 1230-5.1 is extremely versatile, powerful, safe and efficient. And it has a surprising structural steel design.

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Power lifting in a steel plant

14 Liebherr cranes carried out a wide range of maintenance work at a steel plant. One of the biggest challenges was to replace an 80-tonne gantry crane track at a great height.

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The fascination of models

From really big to absolutely tiny. The world of models has a particular attraction and fascinates almost everybody.

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Energy revolution 2.0 – the green electricity storage facility

The "Gaildorf green electricity storage facility" pilot project sees wind turbines combined with a decentralised pumped-storage power plant make green energy storable for the first time, making it available flexibly.

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Slow ballast? You've got to be joking

Unbolting rather than unstacking: The innovative VarioTray® ballast system enables the central section of the suspended ballast to be simply unbolted.

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Not a vision, a visionary

With its new SX boom system, Liebherr has achieved a significant performance upgrade in terms of hoist height and lifting capacity for its LR 1750/2 and LG 1750 lattice boom cranes.

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On your marks

The LTM 1450-8.1 is a genuine all-rounder. Its powerful boom has a large range and can complete crane jobs normally reserved for the 500-tonne class in many areas.

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Going to the playground at 60

For almost 60 years the St. Benedikt worked as a liner on the Achensee in Austria. Recently two LTM 1350-6.1 cranes lifted the 82-tonne ship on land after it was replaced by a new one.

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The safe alternative

Liebherr now also builds rough-terrain cranes. The LRT 1090-2.1 with a lifting capacity of 90 tonnes and the LRT 1100-2.1 with a lifting capacity of 100 tonnes deliver maximum safety, off-road capability, performance and flexibility.

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A new star in the 4-axle sky

The LTM 1090-4.2 is a shining example of sophisticated mobile crane technology – high lifting capacities, variable driving states, ECOdrive, ECOmode, VarioBase®, VarioBallast® and much more make it a flexible, economical, powerful all-rounder.

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