UK crane rental company King Lifting put its new 750 tonne capacity Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 wheeled mobile telescopic crane to work on a wind turbine maintenance project. It was working with another large Liebherr, one of two 500 tonne capacity LTM 1500-8.1s, delivered earlier in 2016.
The 9-axle LTM 1750-9.1 was on display at April’s bauma 2016 exhibition in Germany where it was rigged with its luffing fly and was the largest telescopic mobile crane on show, Liebherr said. Its 52 m boom has the Y guy suspension system for extra capacity. King also ordered a 91 m luffing jib, 62 m fixed fly and there is 204 tonnes of counterweight. Maximum hoisting height is 154 m and maximum radius is 112 m.
In the UK the LTM 1750-9.1 can carry its entire telescopic boom on public roads under STGO* with front and rear outriggers installed. Outriggers can be removed to reduce axle loads where necessary.
Steve Wathen, King Lifting Heavy Cranes director, said, “After taking delivery of our new LTM 1500-8.1 cranes in 2016 we have received a lot of positive responses from existing and new clients. By adding the LTM 1750-9.1 this further strengthens King Lifting’s position within the heavy crane rental sector and provides our client base a larger capacity crane when required.”
*Special Types General Order. See the full explanation of STGO, officially titled: Road Vehicles (Authorisation of Special Types) (General) Order 2003, in a PDF HERE