Liebherr shows the world

By Alex Dahm14 June 2012

Around 3,000 people from all over the world were expected over two days at the Liebherr-Werk Ehingen factory in Germany on 13 and 14 June.

This was the fifth Customer Open Days event since 1999. Highlights included the launch of a 220 tonne capacity crawler crane, presentation of the new 750 tonne capacity wheeled mobile crane and a spectacular crawler crane display, including the 3,000 tonne capacity LR 13000. All 19 LTM series wheeled mobile telescopic crane models were on show.

Activities included a tour of what Liebherr describes as the world's largest production facility for all terrain mobile cranes. The site now covers around 840,000 square metres, 220,000 of which is buildings. Almost 2,800 people are employed there.

Pictured is the 3,000 tonne capacity LR 13000 lattice boom crawler crane, with P-Boom, lifting a 1,480 tonne load of crawler cranes. These are the 1,350 tonne capacity LR 11350, which in turn is lifting a 350 tonne capacity LR 1350/1, lifting a 100 tonne LTR 1100 telescopic crawler, which is lifting a model of a lattice boom crane, which is lifting a smaller model.

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