17 Apr, 2017 by Jill Viray
Royal Cargo’s new Liehbherr LTM 1500 – 8.1 mobile crane and Liehbherr LR 1600/2 crawler crane arrived last April 10 and April 13 respectively at Bauan International Port, Inc. (BIPI), Batangas.
The Liebherr LTM 1500 all-terrain mobile crane has a maximum lift capacity of 500 tons, and a seven-section telescoping boom length of 276 feet, with a lattice jib extension of up to 300 feet, the largest capacity and reach of any crane in its class. It is powered by a Liebherr 8-cylinder turbocharged engine, has a maximum speed of 50mph, and has an eight-axle 16x8x12 drive configuration.
On the other hand, the LR 1600/2 crawler crane has outstanding load capacities, variable boom and derrick systems as well as enhanced component dimensions for low cost transport. With its bespoke boom system, the LR 1600/2 is ideal for the erection of wind turbines. It can move on tracks between the erection sites of the various wind turbines with its narrow crawler travel gear.
The acquisition of the mentioned cranes is the result of consistently increasing market demand of Royal Cargo’s Projects of Heavylift (PHL) and Specialized Cranage and Lifting (SCL). These crane shall serve PHL and SCL’s upcoming heavy lifting projects.
The unit’s training and commissioning is slated on April 19 to May 15.