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Heavy loads have to be hoisted all over the world. Often these loads weigh several hundreds or even thousands of tonnes. Every load is different, it is rare that these hoists can be described as standard operations. That means that having the right crane and the right hosting concept is essential for every load and every job. This is where our full range of heavy duty cranes comes into its own – together with our services such as wind load calculations or static calculations for individual hoists. Our experienced fitters can support you on site during the erection, job and dismantling. And every hoist must be planned perfectly in advance – our planning and simulation software will help you to find the right crane, the right crane configuration and the best erection site in advance.
The classic tower crane can be seen on many construction sites. It is able to erect high-rise buildings on its own and can also load and unload a truck with building materials when required. This category also contains portal cranes, ship cranes, port cranes and offshore cranes.
Mobile cranes which often change location are designed for easy transport and high mobility. This category includes mobile cranes which travel on their own chassis and are licensed for driving on roads – the all-terrain cranes. There are also crawler cranes which are transported to the site in individual components. There are also mobile cranes which are only used in specific industries, such as mobile dock cranes.
Our all-terrain cranes can hoist loads weighing up to 1200 tonnes. Their all-terrain chassis enable these mobile cranes to travel quickly and safely both on roads and off-road. They have up to nine axles and telescopic booms up to 100 metres in length which can be extended with various jib attachments. There are thousands of Liebherr telescopic mobile cranes, or LTMs for short, in use all over the world.
We supply crawler cranes with lifting capacities of up to 3000 tonnes. The crane remains completely mobile, in other words it can be dismantled and transported at any time. The design of all our crawler cranes has been enhanced for this type of transport. In other words, the complete crane can be erected and dismantled as easily as possible. And can be relocated using as few transport vehicles as possible. Our engineers keep a close eye on the transport dimensions and weights of every single component, because the economy of a crane starts with how easy it is to transport.
Our HC series includes tower cranes which are designed for very high hook heights and very large radii and which can also manage enormous lifting capacities.
HC cranes can position very heavy load accurately and extremely sensitively. The drive units and control systems developed in-house ensure that the various drive units are perfectly coordinated.
These cranes are often used for very long periods of time, for example for handling loads at mines or shipyards.
Heavy constructions and their installation are playing an ever increasing role in the offshore industry. Massive wind turbines now reach heights of around 150 metres and have gross weights of up to 1000 tonnes per turbine. The focus of installation at sea is therefore on hoisting loads of various weights to a range of different heights. Liebherr has developed its “Crane Around the Leg” (CAL) product series to meet the specific requirements in the heavy load sector.
With a maximum lifting capacity of 1700 tonnes and a boom length of 108 metres, the CAL 64000 is the best known version of Liebherr’s heavy duty cranes for the offshore industry. The combination of pivot bearings, slewing gear, winches and Liebherr’s Litronic system ensure that the loads can be positioned accurately and moved safely. Together with the powerful electro-hydraulic drive unit, this ensures perfect operation in any situation.
Hoisting very heavy presents continuous challenges to port operators. The ongoing expansion of Liebherr’s product portfolio tracks the increase in tonnages which have to be handled at ports around the world.
With a maximum lifting capacity of 308 tonnes, the Liebherr LHM 800 mobile dock crane is the most powerful model in the range. When acting in tandem, two of these cranes equipped with the Liebherr Sycratronic Assistance System can hoist double the load, in other words 616 tonnes.
When handling goods at ports, it is particularly important to keep berthing times as short as possible to minimise cost. In addition to reliable, efficient operation, the design of Liebherr’s ship cranes is tailored to ensure that they are particularly safe to operate. Loading heavy goods onto appropriate vessels places special demands on the equipment used and requires it to deliver maximum precision and safety.
Liebherr has decades of experience in designing and building ship and deck cranes. Components and assistance programs developed in-house, such as the Sycratronic system, enables multiple cranes to be controlled simultaneously. This enables the full potential of cranes to be used and ensures additional safety.
The TCC 78000 heavy duty portal claim has a maximum lifting capacity of 1600 tonnes and has elevated Rostock’s sea port to a whole new level. Liebherr provides external contractors with the Travelling Cargo Crane TCC 78000 for loading all types of large, heavy goods at the Port of Rostock.
With innovative hoisting equipment, excellent logistical conditions and trained personnel, Liebherr makes it possible to complete heavy load projects efficiently and safely.