New fleet flagship crane for Verschoor

Verschoor Liebherr LR 11000 Verschoor’s new 1,000 tonne capacity Liebherr LR 11000 lattice boom crawler crane is the fleet flagship. Photo: Liebherr

Dutch crane rental house Verschoor has expanded its fleet with the addition of its largest crane to date.

The 1,000 tonne capacity giant is a Liebherr LR 11000 lattice boom crawler crane. At the top end of the company’s rental fleet, it joins large Liebherr lattice boom wheeled crane models LG 1750 and LG 1550.

Applications for the new flagship crane include ports and infrastructure projects in addition to wind turbine work.

Verschoor has already used its new Liebherr LR 11000 for wind work Wind turbine erection will be the bulk of the work for the new 1,000 tonner. Photo: Liebherr

Straight to work

It has already been used to erect two wind turbines at the Vanikum wind farm near the Netherlands-Germany border in North Rhine-Westphalia. The 1,000 tonner was set up with a 168 metre main boom and a 15 metre fixed lattice jib. Tower sections, the nacelle, plus the rotor and blades, were installed at a height of 169 metres.

The heaviest load on this job was the 117 tonne gearbox. One of the reasons for choosing this crane was for its lifting capacity at height. “The lifting power of the LR 11000 is enormous,” said company manager Maarten Verschoor, Junior.

Around half of the 70 crane Verschoor fleet are Liebherr. This latest addition was christened “M.V. Senior” in honour of the company’s founder. “I’m very proud to have lived to see this special moment and would never have imagined what we would achieve with our initial ‘small shop in Sassenheim’,” said Maarten Verschoor, Senior.

Verschoor Liebherr LR 11000 almost completes a wind turbine heavy lifting at height is a key requirement for the new LR 11000. Photo: Liebherr
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