Mammoet orders 3,000 tonne Liebherr

By Alex Dahm03 May 2012

Liebherr's first 3,000 tonne capacity LR 13000 lattice boom crawler under test in Germany

Liebherr's first 3,000 tonne capacity LR 13000 lattice boom crawler under test in Germany

International heavy lifting and transport specialist Mammoet has ordered the first 3,000 tonne capacity Liebherr LR 13000 lattice boom crawler crane.

Its first job will be a refinery extension project near Chicago, USA. In September 2012 it will be set up in Whiting, Indiana, with 78 metres of main boom, 72 m luffer and derrick attachment.

The contract to buy the crane was signed at the 2012 Intermat exhibition in Paris, France, mid-April, by Herman Smit, Mammoet Global chief operating officer, and Christoph Kleiner, Liebherr-Werk Ehingen managing director, sales.

In addition to its load capacity, flexibility was a primary reason for choosing the LR 13000, the manufacturer said. Typical applications will be power station construction and in the petrochemical sector. Advantages of the LR 13000 include its ability to travel under full load and the wide range of boom systems, from light to super-heavy with the new P-boom, Liebherr said.

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