800-tonne crawler for Eurogrúas
By Christian Shelton20 May 2019
Spanish contractor Eurogrúas has bought a new 800 tonne capacity Liebherr LR 1800-1.0 crawler crane. The crane has a luffing jib and a derrick system and Eurogrúas bought it with Liebherr’s V-frame. This is a new ballasting system for the suspended ballast in which a hydraulically adjustable frame enables the ballast radius to be adjusted between 11 and 23 metres.
Javier Sato, Eurogrúas managing director, commented, “To suit the characteristics of our market, we were looking for a powerful, versatile, modular crane which is easy to transport and delivers high standards of safety. The ability to slide three lattice sections into each other makes it very economical to transport. The performance of the LR 1800-1.0 is unique in its class.
“[The V-frame] means a high degree of flexibility in applications in confined spaces and enables faster crane work. The LR 1800-1.0 is very good for crane work with little space, but it is also a universal crane for a wide range of applications with more space.”
The crane’s handover ceremony took place at the recent Bauma trade show in Munich, Germany. After this, it was delivered direct to a refinery in Portugal. According to Liebherr, the LR 1800-1.0 will primarily be used for work in powerplant construction and the petrochemicals industry.
Based in Seville, southern Spain, Eurogrúas runs around 150 all terrain, rough terrain and crawler cranes with capacities up to 1,000 tonnes. The company was established over 20 years ago and offers crane and aerial work platform rental along with heavy lift contracting.
Eurogrúas took delivery of the first new Liebherr LR 1800-1.0 crawler crane at Bauma 2019. From left to right: Philipp Liebherr (Liebherr-International), Martin Frankenhauser (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen), Antonio Carrión (Eurogrúas), Antonio García (Eurogrúas), Tobias Böhler (Liebherr Iberica), Sophie Albrecht (Liebherr- International), Valeriano Martínez (Eurogrúas), José Antonio Martínez (Eurogrúas), Javier Sato (Eurogrúas), Isabel Leandro (Eurogrúas), Christoph Kleiner (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen), Juan Miguel Rodríguez (Eurogrúas)