Virtual experience: 710 HC-L tower crane

  • Conexpo visitors will be able to experience the 710 HC-L luffing jib crane with a virtual reality application
  • 710 HC-L in action on the MoMA Tower in New York

During Conexpo 2017, Liebherr will offer a unique virtual experience to visitors. A state-of-the-art virtual reality application allows visitors to experience the operation of tower cranes in real time. For example, the new luffing jib crane 710 HC-L currently in action at the MoMA Tower in New York.

This "flight" is accessed by virtual reality goggles, which allow visitors to experience most realistic construction site operations. Users can transport from the trade show stand directly to the city or to a site about 1,000 ft. in the air, inside the Liebherr 710 HC-L luffing jib crane; using the game pad to explore this 3-D world with individual settings. Options include; to take taking a look at the man-size hook, a glance into the crane's jib or to hover over gigantic urban canyons or watch the traffic below.

Using this virtual reality application, visitors can experience the crane in a complete new dimension. The system also allows to choose from different weather conditions and different times of the day.

81 K.1 fast-erecting crane

  • The 81 K.1 incorporates an upgrade of Liebherr’s best-selling 81 K
  • 20 % increased lifting capacity and 9.84 ft. jib extension
  • Now available: Optional exterior cab for all K series cranes

Liebherr presents at Conexpo 2017 its new 81 K.1 fast-erecting crane, an upgrade of the 81 K. The new crane is even more powerful and flexible than its predecessor. The lifting capacity of the 81 K.1 can be temporarily increased by up to 20 % when using the so-called Load-Plus function. Hence, there is no need to use an additional larger crane for heavyweight hoists.

By bolting on an extension, the jib can be extended by 9.84 ft. (3 m) without much effort and increasing the maximum radius to 157 ft. (48 m). This feature positions this fast-erecting crane close to the next higher crane class.

Liebherr is also unveiling the new optional exterior cabin for its K series cranes. This cabin can be installed quickly and easily on any new K crane using its own load hook. The safe access ladder on the side is easy to reach. Due to its external position, the crane driver has a perfect view of the site. The new cabin with its ergonomic controls provides the crane operator with plenty of space and enables him to work efficiently without fatigue. A benefit for fleet operators: the same cab can be used on different Liebherr fast-erecting cranes upon request.


The Liebherr Conexpo Con/Agg 2017 press kit provides key information about the exhibits that are on display in Las Vegas as well as general information.