02/08/2016 Hanchang takes delivery of Liebherr LR 11000 crawler crane

Official dedication of the new LR 11000 with customers and business partners.

Official dedication of the new LR 11000 with customers and business partners.

Hanchang Heavy Equipment Co., one of the largest crane contractors in South Korea, officially took delivery of a new Liebherr LR 11000 crawler crane in mid-December 2015. At the same time Hanchang unveiled the 1000-tonne lattice boom crane to its customers and partners on its site in Ulsan. The new crane will supplement Hanchang's existing fleet of crawler cranes between the Liebherr LR 1750 and LR 11350 machines. Hanchang's reasons for buying the LR 11000 include its outstanding load capacities in all configurations and the very compact design of the Liebherr 1,000-tonne machine.

Hanchang now has a fleet of 14 Liebherr crawler cranes. The LR 11000 filled the gap between a 750-tonne and a 1,350-tonne machine. Demand for the LR 11000 takes the form of current and future projects for lattice boom cranes in the 1000-tonne class in Korea. The first job for the new machine will be in the petrochemical industry. S.T. Kim, President of the company, explains: “The LR 11000 from Liebherr is the most modern crane in its class. In particular it is the best choice for jobs at restricted sites because, despite its high load capacities, it has a very compact design.”