The Liebherr RL-K 2600 can be used with a hook or with a rise-gripper to handle pipe

The Liebherr RL-K 2600 can be used with a hook or with a riser-gripper to handle pipe

The new 50 tonne capacity RL-K 2600 from Liebherr is an offshore crane designed for applications in the oil and gas sector where space on deck is limited.

It is the third model in the ram luffing knuckle boom crane series and has a working range of up to 40 metres. Space on deck is an increasingly important issue in the offshore sector so the new crane was designed with a small tail swing radius of less than 3 m. Freedom of movement is less restricted which broadens the field of potential applications, Liebherr said. The space-saving knuckle boom design is also without a machinery house.

Liebherr said the crane’s lightweight construction is a market requirement but that it also allows operation in harsh weather, even in an arctic environment. An option is to have the new path control system which helps optimise crane movements. It is designed to support the crane driver when operating in confined spaces.

Its compact dimensions allow the RL-K 2600 to be used wherever deck space is limited, Liebherr said

Its compact dimensions allow the RL-K 2600 to be used wherever deck space is limited, Liebherr said

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