Left to right: Gerald Henle (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen), S T  Kim (Hanchang Heavy Equipment Co) and J Y

Left to right: Gerald Henle (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen), S T Kim (Hanchang Heavy Equipment Co) and J Y Kim (Liebherr Mobile Cranes Korea)

South Korean contractor Hanchang Heavy Equipment Cohas has taken delivery of a Liebherr LR 11000 crawler crane.

The 1,000-tonne lattice boom crane will supplement Hanchang's existing fleet of crawler cranes between the Liebherr LR 1750 and LR 11350 machines.

Hanchang now has a fleet of 14 Liebherr crawler cranes. The LR 11000 has filled the gap between a 750 t and a 1,350 t machine. Demand for the LR 11000 takes the form of current and future projects for lattice boom cranes in the 1000-tonne class in Korea. The first job for the new machine will be in the petrochemical industry.

S T Kim, president of the company, said: “The LR 11000 from Liebherr is the most modern crane in its class. In particular, it is the best choice for jobs at restricted sites because, despite its high load capacities, it has a very compact design.”

The LR 11000 was ordered with a full range of equipment: 108 metre main boom, 114 m luffing jib, derrick system and ballast trailer.

Liebherr's worldwide, dense service network was one of the main reasons behind Hanchang's purchase. Kim added: “We can use our cranes all over the world because Liebherr is everywhere for us. Liebherr builds modern, high-performance cranes with high quality. And when we come to sell them, the value of its used cranes is higher than that of its competitors.”

Hanchang operates 35 cranes with a workforce of around 50.

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