Liebherr's biggest LHM

25 April 2008

Following the announcement in the June issue (News, page 12), IC exclusively reveals further details about Liebherr's largest ever mobile harbour crane, the LHM 600.

The crane has a maximum lifting capacity of 208 tonnes, which, Liebherr claims, makes the LHM 600 “the new leader in the mobile harbour crane market.” The maximum capacity is available to a 17 m radius, while it is 102 tonnes at 34 m and 47.8 tonnes at the maximum radius of 58 m.

The LHM 600 is available with either one or two 670 kW power packs. The first is for customers aiming to use the crane's lifting capacity and the second is for faster handling. The twin power pack gives a handling rate of 2,500 tonnes per hour.

In grab configuration the LHM 600 lifts 90 tonnes up to 28 m and, in spreader mode, 41 tonnes up to 52 m. This means that it can handle containers up to the 19th row on super post panamax vessels.

Maximum speeds are; hoisting 120 m/min, slewing 1.6 min-1, luffing 100 m/min and travel 90 m/min.

The standard tower cabin height is 25 m (which, can be increased by 5 m), to give the operator an optimum view into the vessel's hatches, Liebherr said.

The total weight of the machine is 540 tonnes, depending on configuration.

There have already been two orders for the new unit; Hyundai Steel of Korea and Spanish terminal operator TPS Tarragona Port Services Ltd.

The LHM 600 will be built at the new Rostock plant.

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