12/02/2014 First crawler crane for Krandienst Schulz

The LR 1600/2 erects its long lattice boom.

The LR 1600/2 erects its long lattice boom.

Hamburg-based Autokranvermietung Krandienst Schulz has taken another major step in its history – the company's investment in a Liebherr LR 1600/2 crawler crane marks its first step into the crawler crane hire market. Krandienst Schulz decided on the new SL13 boom system which is designed for the erection of the latest generation of wind turbines with hub heights of over 150 metres.

"We continue to see plenty of demand for cranes in the wind industry. But our large telescopic cranes are no longer suitable for erecting the latest generation of wind turbines", is how company owners Günter Sichward and Michael Schmidt-Pöpping explain their investment in the crawler crane class.

Krandienst Schulz decided to purchase a modern crawler crane with a new, universal boom system – on the one hand the SL13 system makes it possible to erect very long boom systems with a fixed jib. These are ideal for use in the wind power industry. On the other hand the main mast in its short version can be used as a heavy load boom for very heavy loads, such as for offshore handling tasks. "The LR 1600/2 is also very good for bridge refurbishment work where heavy segments need to be hoisted", says Günther Mündel, an authorised officer at Krandienst Schulz.