ALL Crane Adding 880-USt Liebherr LR 1800-1.0 to Fleet in May
Feb. 26, 2021 - The ALL Family of Companies is beefing up its crawler crane offering in a big way with the purchase of a new Liebherr LR 1800-1.0. The high-tech heavyweight has a maximum capacity of 880 USt, maximum hook height of 663’, and maximum radius of 498’.
ALL expects to receive the LR 1800 in May.
The most powerful crawler crane in its class, the LR 1800 delivers outstanding lifting capacities while still being easy to transport.
Its cost-saving transportation features include module widths of less than 10’, module transport weights of 50 USt or less, and, for the first time, lattice boom sections that can be telescoped into each other for transport.
The model was officially unveiled Bauma 2019 and made its North American debut at ConExpo last March. It’s loaded with features that make it suitable for a wide range of markets and applications served by ALL customers.
The crane’s best new feature might be its V-frame derrick, a hydraulically adjustable folding frame that extends to the rear of the crane and allows auxiliary ballast to be adjusted from 46’ to 75’. It delivers maximum flexibility compared to the standard rigid system for large ballast radii and makes the LR 1800 more maneuverable while also simplifying use of the derrick to save valuable time on a job site.
Rick Mikut, crawler crane division manager for ALL, also points to its extra-wide 2.4 m (7’10.5”) track pads as another welcome feature. “By spreading the weight over a larger area, the LR 1800 creates less ground bearing pressure and allows greater maneuverability across a wider range of ground conditions,” said Mikut.
The unit also includes Liebherr’s updated LICCON 2 onboard software package for improved crane control.
Mikut expects the LR 1800’s capacity and reach to make it a workhorse in a variety of markets including bridge work, industrial projects, power and processing plants, and wind energy. “The size of windmills continues to grow,” said Mikut. “Because it can easily reach some of the newer 90 m (295’) to 110 m (360’) windmill heights, wind will be an important market for this machine.”
Mikut believes the Liebherr LR 1800-1.0 fulfills another unique niche for the ALL fleet, with its 880-USt capacity slotting comfortably between the 650-700 USt and 900-1000 USt capacity classes.
“This purchase demonstrates ALL’s continued commitment to making sure our customers have every tool available to them to get their jobs done affordably and on schedule, no matter where they are or what market they’re serving,” said Mikut.