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Liebherr HS 8100 Duty Cycle Crawler Crane Used for Project in Puerto Rico

Densification Inc. chose a Liebherr HS 8100 crane to perform dynamic soil compaction work on a luxury residential project in Puerto Rico.

May 21, 2019 – A Liebherr HS 8100 duty cycle crawler crane was selected to work on the foundations of 32 private oceanfront homes in Puerto Rico. Densification Inc., a Virginia-based company, chose the crane to help prepare residential building lots as part of a multimillion dollar project within a five diamond resort. Densification is using a 20-ton weight dropped from 80' to prepare the site for further construction. The lots should be ready for home building in early 2020.

The crane was transported to Puerto Rico and assembled at a remote jobsite. The design of the HS 8100 makes transport and setup efficient due to a self-assembly package that allows the crane to be unloaded and put together without the use of an assist crane.

The HS 8100 is a 100 U.S.-ton-class purpose-built duty cycle crane with a maximum boom length of 194’ and two 61,800 lb. line pull winches. With a transport height of 10.4’ and a transport width of 11.4’, the crane is easy to move and setup. Thanks to a modular design, the crane can easily be configured for special jobs, such as dynamic soil compaction, dragline, clamshell, or material handling. All crane components are designed with space saving and weight optimization in mind to make moving to and from jobsites simple and efficient. The crane’s control system is based around color displays that clearly show machine and service data. Movements can be performed simultaneously, allowing for quick working cycles.

According to Vice President Robert Shaffer, Densification chose a Liebherr crane because it will withstand tough duty cycle use. It’s easy to mobilize, simple to operate, and complements the company’s existing fleet of nearly two dozen cranes. “The consistent performance of the HS 8100 gives us confidence the job will stay on schedule,” Shaffer said.

Founded in 1994, Densification is based in Loudoun County, near Washington, D.C. The company has successfully completed more than 900 projects throughout the United States and the Caribbean. Their experience also includes work on stadiums and airports, and the company has specialized knowledge and extensive experience in providing solutions to property owners and developers when there are poor soil conditions. 


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