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09/17/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/17/2020 00:05

HKV’s Liebherr LR 1500 crawler crane extremely flexible for handling heavy loads and erecting construction cranes, bridges and wind turbines

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.