First Liebherr LR 11000 in Spain
By Christian Shelton25 October 2017
The Liebherr LR 11000 crawler crane, owned by Transportes y Grúas Aguado,
moves concrete blocks weighing up to 180 tonnes at the port of Coruña
Spanish crane and transport contractor Transportes y Grúas Aguado, based in Madrid, has purchased a Liebherr LR 11000 heavy duty crawler crane. It will primarily be used for work in the infrastructure, petrochemical and general industry sectors, although the company’s owner, Juan Aguado, said, “The sophisticated design of the LR 11000 makes it perfect for a wide range of possible uses.” This could include wind turbine erection, if there is enough demand, the company added.
According to the crane’s manufacturer, Liebherr, the LR 11000 is the first of its type sold in Spain. It also said it is the largest crawler crane it has sold to Spain in the last six years. The LR 11000 has a maximum lifting capacity of 1000 tonnes and a wide range of possible booms. Due to its compact design, it is also suitable for use in constricted site conditions, Liebherr added.
The LR 11000 has already completed its first job – moving 36 concrete blocks weighing up to 180 tonnes at the port of Punta Langosteira in Coruña, northwest Spain. The project was completed in five days. The crane had an 84-metre main boom and suspended ballast, giving it a working radius of between 50 and 60 metres.