German crane rental company MaxiKraft has taken delivery of an 800 tonne Liebherr LR 1800-1.0 lattice crawler crane as part of its €40 million order with Liebherr.
The LR 1800-1.0 can be rigged with a main boom of up to 180 metres when equipped with derrick boom and suspended ballast, and topped with a 39 metre fixed offset jib for a maximum system length of 219 metres. Maximum boom without the back mast is 114 metres. A 102 metre luffing jib is also available and can be combined with 108 metres of main boom, the 39 metre derrick boom and VarioTray suspended counterweight system.
The crane’s first job was to install the 195 tonne Golda Meir Steg - a new 78 metre steel pedestrian and cycle bridge over the Berlin-Spandau ship canal to connect the previously divided neighbourhoods of Moabit and Mitte.
The crane was equipped with a 66 metre main boom, derrick system and suspended ballast with the V-frame, 70 tonnes of central ballast, 170 tonnes of slewing platform ballast and 380 tonnes of derrick ballast extended to the maximum radius of 23 metres to install the bridge.