FCC Liebherr lifts for Niagara Falls

By Laura Hatton18 November 2013

The Liebherr fixed cargo crane has been painted turquoise to match the colour of the water of the Ni

The Liebherr fixed cargo crane has been painted turquoise to match the colour of the water of the Niagara River

American tour company, Maid of the Mist, is using a Liebherr fixed cargo crane (FCC) to maintain passenger tour boats at the site of Niagara Falls in New York State, USA.

The tour boats, which can carry up to 600 people, are used to take passengers to the bottom of the Niagara Falls waterfall. The FCC, which has been installed at a new dockside facility, is used to lift the boats out of the water during winter for maintenance and for winter storage. It then lifts the boats back into the water at the start of the spring season. The FCC has a lifting capacity of 200 tonnes at a radius of 15 metres. Maximum outreach is 24 m.

The crane forms part of a US$ 32 million renovation project of the dockside at the Niagara Falls site.

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