Monday, April 18, 2011

The World's Most Powerful Mobile Crane

"QUANTUM SHOT" #692Link - article by Avi Abrams

The Strongest Telescopic Crane in the World... and simply a monster of a truck

Meet Liebherr LTM 11200-9.1 - Built by the German company Liebherr Group, this colossal mobile crane has the longest telescopic boom in the world - 100 meters (328 ft)!

This apotheosis of all monster cranes was first seen in 2007, and in full deployment consists of a mobile crane unit, a huge telescopic boom with it's own transport, a mobile electric generator and various boom extensions - oh, and it can lift up to 1200 tonnes! (though this figure diminishes with height).

(images credit: Liebherr Group)

Lo, the Crane Monster Machine is Nigh Upon Us! Watch it's getting longer... and longer:

Different models have various height specifications, with the tallest boom reaching a full 100 meters:

More detailed info can be found on this page. Note, that the full unit consists of not one, but two transports, plus many mobile additions:

(images credit: Liebherr Group)

Here is the mobile crane monster doing what it does best: repair and maintenance on a wind turbine (which happens to be just the right size, around 100 meters):

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If you'd like to inquire about availability of this machine in your area, the Liebherr Group has branch offices and sales partners in many countries, including Germany, Britain, Ireland, and the United States. The price of the full unit is something to think about, however - 12.5 million dollars!

Here are some of the Liebherr LTM 11200-9.1 mobile cranes owned by various contractors around the world:

(some images and info courtesy HeavyTransport)

When moving to location, this monster takes up the whole road and has incredible presence - check out this video:


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