06/19/2015 Liebherr unveils new 500-tonne LR 1500 crawler crane at customer days

The new Liebherr LR 1500 crawler crane delivers the load capacity of a 500-tonne model with the dimensions and weights of a 400-tonne crane

The new Liebherr LR 1500 crawler crane delivers the load capacity of a 500-tonne model with the dimensions and weights of a 400-tonne crane

Liebherr unveils new crane models and innovations from its mobile and crawler crane division on 17 and 18 June 2015 at its customer days. One special highlight is the presentation of its completely newly developed LR 1500 500-tonne crawler crane.

The completely newly developed crawler crane delivers the load capacities of the 500-tonne crawler crane class throughout its complete operating range, whilst upholding the dimensions and component weights, which have previously been standard in the 400-tonne class. With a transport weight of just 45 tonnes, it can be transported around the world without restrictions. The overall concept of the new crane is designed for simplicity in all areas and great economy.

The travel drives on the new LR 1500 have plenty of power. They have been taken from the LR 1600/2. The engine develops 350 kW, which is around the same level as engines on 600-tonne class cranes. The 6-cylinder inline engine used on the LR 1500 meets the emissions regulations of Stage IV / Tier 4f.

The new 500-tonne crawler crane from Liebherr delivers enormous hoist heights since the 84 m luffing jib can be installed on a main boom up to 84m in length. The 250-tonne jib head on the luffing jib is also used for SL main boom operation. A 400-tonne head is available as standard for the S main boom for heavyweight jobs. This has the advantage of being more lightweight than the optional 500-tonne head.