Sarens has added two new Liebherr cranes to its fleet: an LG 1750 SX and an LTM 1450-8.1. Both these cranes will be used in Saren’s Australian fleet where they will primarily be used on wind projects. According to Sarens, Australia is set to erect 2,500 wind turbines within the next 3-5 years. The LG 1750 SX has already started work on the Sapphire wind turbine installation project for Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas.
The LG 1750 SX has a 155 m lattice boom with a 750-tonne capacity and is mounted on an eight-axle truck chassis. It has a derrick back mast (super lift), and a fixed jib of 12 m. Sarens says this is a typical configuration for installing larger wind turbines. It can also be equipped with Liebherr’s 6-m wide boom system SX2 to provide greater stiffness and ultimately a higher capacity. Sarens says this makes it future-proof in the wind market, where weights and lifting heights are constantly increasing.
The LTM 1450-8.1 has an 85-m telescopic boom and 35-m lattice boom extension (fixed jib). It can be equipped with an 84-m luffing jib as option. It has a capacity of 450 tonne and is mounted on an 8-axle chassis. It will be used as an auxiliary crane on wind farm projects.