Liebherr to launch L1 series fast-erecting tower cranes

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German manufacturer Liebherr has announced that they will be producing a new series of hydraulic fast erecting tower cranes for the market. The new L1 series will be the maker’s smallest bottom-slewing tower cranes. The new series will be gradually use to replace the existing H series of cranes.

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In some ways, including the name, the new L1 recalls the first crane made by company founder Hans Liebherr in 1949. Features include improved ergonomics, good access for erection and maintenance work and a modern, attractive design, the company said. L1 will gradually replace the existing H series of cranes.

Europe Liebherr dealers like Germany, Austria, France, Spain and Switzerland will be first to present the L1 series to the public on 11 March 2016 while a wider exposure will be expected during the Bauma 2016 exhibition in Munich, Germany in April.

L1-24 – 2.5 ton Capacity Tower Crane

The first in the series is the 2.5 ton L1-24, available with a maximum working radius of either 25m or 27m, which capacity at jib end will be 950kg and 800 kg respectively. Hook height is 19m or 19.2m with the jib horizontal. A 20 degree inclination will increase this height to 25.7m and 26.5m where capacity is given as 900kg and 750kg respectively.

The slewing radius is 1.9m and a flexible support base allows the crane’s footprint to be reduced to less than 4m. This indicates the elimination for road closure, mentioned by Liebherr. For the control, there is a Micromove fine positioning mode, oscillation damping and a operating range limiting system.

Versions are available with standard concrete ballast or full steel ballast which both can be carried on the crane, eliminating additional transport or erection cost.

Some other feature includes improved ergonomics, good access for erection and maintenance work and a modern, attractive design.

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