Netherlands-based Ter Linden Craning BV has been using one of its new Liebherr LTM 11200-9.1 wheeled mobile cranes for wind turbine erection.
The company, which transports some 200 wind turbines annually, received its first 1,200 tonne capacity LTM 11200-9.1 in mid-2010. According to the company, it has found so much work, a second LTM 11200-9.1 and two 130 tonne capacity LTM 1130-5.1 all terrains were ordered for wind energy-related applications.
"The LTM 11200-9.1, with its 100 m telescopic boom, Y-guying, the boom extensions of 6 m and 10 m, the hydraulically-adjustable jib of 6.5 m, a second hoist gear, and the dismantling device for the outriggers, all create the best possible combination when it comes to erecting wind power systems," said a Ter Linden spokesman.
The two 130 tonners will be used as auxiliary cranes. They are both equipped with a main boom of 60 m, 10 x 8 drive arrangement, active speed-dependent rear-axle steering, disk brakes, Telma eddy brakes, adjustable operational spotlights and variable ballast for different axle loads.
"This means that Ter Linden can now undertake projects economically and flexibly throughout the whole of Europe and beyond European borders as well," added the spokesman.