09/17/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/17/2020 00:05
After completing this varied work, the LR 1500 then had to tackle some wind power jobs. At the first project, the crawler crane used its powerful SL4DFB system with a derrick and suspended ballast. A gearbox weighing 30 tonnes had to be replaced on a wind turbine with a hob height of 128 metres. It then switched to the SL3F, a simple main boom with a fixed jib, to move on to the next turbine. These projects also demonstrated the flexibility of the LR 1500 when faced with a wide diversity of requirements.
To enable it to work even more flexibly in the wind power industry, Liebherr has developed an update for the LR 1500, working closely with HKV - in future, service work can now be completed on turbines with a hub height of up to 145 metres.
HKV Schmitz + Partner GmbH, whose headquarters are in Cologne, has a 48-strong workforce and runs 26 Liebherr cranes. The fleet's flagship is an LR 1500 crawler crane. In addition to crane work, the family-run company, which was founded in 1995, also provides heavy haulage, erection and project planning services.