Liebherr LR11000 overturn in South Dakota

A Liebherr LR11000 owned by Bucker Heavylift Cranes overturned at a wind farm in Sioux Falls, South Dakota earlier this week.

The recently delivered 1,000 tonnes LR11000 – was working on the Prevailing Wind Park construction site for sPower near the town of Tripp in Hutchinson Country.

sPower says the incident happened around 8.30am on Wednesday when the crane was moving between turbines. No injuries have been reported. It clearly looks as though the crane tracks simply sank into the soft ground as it was crossing the open area between turbine foundations.

The new wind park will include up to 100 turbines covering an area of 47,000 acres across Bon Homme, Charles Mix, Yankton and Hutchinson Counties.

Buckner Heavylift Cranes has so far declined to comment on the incident.

Bucker Heavylift's new Liebherr LR11000 overturn in South Dakota.
The long boom of the crane lying on the ground.

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