Trand Purchases First U.S. Liebherr LG 1750 Crane
April 2, 2019 - Trand took delivery of the first Liebherr LG 1750 in the U.S. in late March at the Port of Galveston, Texas. It took an estimated 52 trucks dispatched from the Port of Galveston to deliver the crane to its final destination.
Terry and Sandra Arnett established Trand in 1990, starting with nine oilfield rig-up trucks for moving drilling rigs. The company purchased its first hydraulic crane in 1996. Trand then added a Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 to its fleet in 2014 and a second crane of that type in 2015.
The LG 1750 is widely used in Europe and combines features of Liebherr’s LR and LTM type cranes. The LG 1750 is an 850-ton class, eight-axle crane with speed dependent rear steering. It has the mobility of a drivable carrier and the lifting capacity of a crawler crane. The LG 1750 has a 633’ maximum hoist height, six winches, and variable boom systems.
A reinforced main boom is standard equipment. Lifting capacity is maximized due to extension of the superstructure without using a derrick system. Its boom systems are optimized for use by the wind industry. Safety features also are a central element of the crane’s design. The LG 1750 features numerous platforms, handholds, and railings, as well as access ladders at all lattice stations.
“Recent engineering modifications to the axle configurations make the LG 1750 much more roadable in the U.S. And increased turbine height and weight make it a crane that will be productive today and in the future,” said Jim Strobush, Liebherr product manager for crawler cranes.