New Comansa luffer to complete series

By Euan Youdale05 July 2011

The prototype of the LCL 165 8 tonne crane, with 50 m jib and 21 m tower height has been erected at

The prototype of the LCL 165 8 tonne crane, with 50 m jib and 21 m tower height has been erected at Linden Comansa in Huarte, Navarre, Spain, where it is undergoing testing. They include erection proc

Linden Comansa's LCL Series of luffing jib cranes will be completed in September, with the launch of a fourth model, the LCL 165.

In just more than a year, the Spanish manufacturer has completely renewed its range of luffers. The LCL 190 crane was presented at Bauma 2010, while the LCL 280 and LCL 310 were launched in March 2011. They replace the LCL-200 and LCL-250 models, in existence since 1997.

The LCL 165 will include 8 and 12 tonne capacity versions. Maximum jib length will be 50 m, with jib steps every 5 m. Maximum freestanding height will be 56.6 m, although it will be able to reach higher when its tower sections are combined with tower sections from other series', says the manufacturer.

The 8 tonne version will come with a 24 kW hoist (37 and 50 kW hoists are optional), while the 12 tonne version offer a 50 kW hoist, with a 65 kW optional device. Both versions include the Effi-Plus system, which increases the hoist speed with light loads.

The new model includes all other specifications of the LCL Series:

  • Modular design, meaning most of the jib and tower sections are interchangeable across the series.
  • Light and compact design, for easier transport and erection.
  • Improved hoist, slewing and luffing movement designed for safe and smooth operation.
  • Level Luffing control system, allowing the operator to move the load horizontally by pushing a button while applying the luffing movement.
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