Maiden job for XCMG 4,000 tonne crawler

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The XGC88000 crawler crane installing the propylene tower in Wanhua Industrial Park, Yantai, China

The XCMG model XGC88000 4,000 tonne capacity level crawler crane has performed its first job in Yantai, lifting a propylene tower in Wanhua Industrial Park, China.

The propylene tower weighed 1,680 tonnes and was 118 metres tall and 14.4 m wide. The XGC88000, which has a maximum load moment rating of 88,000 tonne-metres. The crane was configured with a 108 m heavy boom and 33 m fixed jib. The new 1,000 tonne XGW1100 was used alongside as a tailing crane.

The lift, which was carried out on 5 July 2013, took four hours to complete. The lift was watched by more than 100 project leaders and guests from Sinopec and Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group.