Liebherr introduces boom system upgrade

By Laura Hatton13 January 2014

A Liebherr LR 1600/2 crawler crane configured with the new SL10 boom system at work on a wind farm

A Liebherr LR 1600/2 crawler crane configured with the new SL10 boom system at work on a wind farm

Crane manufacturer Liebherr has introduced a stronger wind power boom system for the LR 1600/2 crawler crane.

With the new SL10 boom system, hoist height can be increased by 15 metres, making the maximum reach more than 160 m, the manufacturer said. When fitted with the system, load capacity is increased from 77 tonnes to 92 tonnes at a hoist height of 147 m, according to the manufacturer.

When configured with the SL10 system, the LR 1600/2 is capable of installing wind turbines with tower heights of up to 150 m, a company spokesperson added.

The new system can be fitted on existing machines using additional lattice sections and does not increase the transport dimension of 3 m.

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