At the 2011 bC India exhibition in Mumbai, Liebherr presented the LR 1600
After its world premiere at Conexpo 2008 in Las Vegas, USA, this 600-tonne crane has gained remarkable customer recognition due to its outstanding load capacities, variable boom and derrick systems, and components with weights and sizes that have been optimised for economical transportation.
The LR 1600/2 achieves its 600-tonne maximum load capacity with a 48-m main boom and derrick system at a 10-m working radius. The maximum load moment is 8,085 tm. The maximum system length is 192 m. Cost-efficiency in operations assembling wind turbines was a vital criterion in the development of the LR 1600/2. The SL main boom can be erected with a length of up to 102 m without derrick system. Developed from this system, a 108 bm SL system with a 12-m fixed jib is available, which, again without derrick or second crane, can be erected to under-hook heights of 117 m. With load capacities of over 95 tonne, this configuration is ideal for mounting wind turbines from the 3-MW class atop 100 m towers. With a derrick system, the same turbines can be mounted on 120-m towers. The SL system also offers operators the advantage of being able to insert the boom sections inside one another for transport, thereby reducing overall transport volumes. The LR 1600/2 displayed at the show belongs to the Indian crane company Shethia Erectors & Material Handlers which made the crane available to Liebherr for displaying it at their stand. Shethia Erectors is one of the largest customers of Liebherr, having a large fleet of 350, 400, and 600 T crawlers and all-terrain cranes with up to 400 tonne capacity. The LR 1600/2 was purchased mainly for the erection of wind power plants.