Whyte acquires LG 1750 for wind work

By Euan Youdale27 June 2011

Whyte Crane Hire's Liebherr LG 1750 lattice boom mobile crane

Whyte Crane Hire's Liebherr LG 1750 lattice boom mobile crane

Aberdeenshire, Scotland-based Whyte Crane Hire has taken delivery of a 750 tonne capacity LG 1750 lattice boom mobile crane from Liebherr.

It was purchased for wind turbine installation and heavy-lift contracts for the oil and gas industry.

For precision and high lift capabilities for wind farm work, the crane has Liebherr's 8L8HS configuration with 115.5 m main boom and a 6 m fly jib. An additional SL9D2FB arrangement provides 136 m of main boom, an 18 m fly, with 42 m derrick back mast and a ballast tray for up to 400 tonnes of counterweight.

These features will allow the LG 1750 to carry out wind turbine lifts up to 138 m hub height, with a lifting capacity of 120 tonnes at 26 m working radius.

The heavy lift equipment for, among others, oil and gas related contracts, comes in SDB, SD2B and SLDB configuration with a second hoist winch for using with a 600 tonne capacity hookblock, allowing 400 tonnes to be lifted on to barges and pipe-laying vessels, for example.

The LG 1750 joins some 40 cranes Whyte Crane Hire's fleet, including Liebherr LTM all terrain and LTF truck mounted cranes.

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