(L-R) Han Rekers and Martijn Esveldt of Liebherr hand the key to the Maarten Verschoors – Junior and senior, along with Peter Verschoor, and operators Robin and Donny Bogaers, Ralph de Rooij and Ricardo Kruit
Dutch crane rental giant, Verschoor, has recently welcomed its newest flagship, the Liebherr LR 11000, a formidable 1,000-ton crawler crane. The latest addition to the fleet outshines the recently acquired 750-ton LG 1750 lattice truck crane, solidifying Verschoor's commitment to staying at the forefront of the crane rental industry.
The Liebherr LR 11000 wasted no time in proving its mettle, immediately embarking on a significant project in the wind turbine installation market. Tasked with installing two new wind turbines at the Vanikum wind farm near the Dutch border with North Rhine Westphalia, Germany, this crawler crane showcased its capabilities with grace and precision.
Boasting a remarkable lifting capacity of 1,000 tons, the LR 11000 can be rigged with up to 168 meters of main boom and a fixed offset jib of 24 meters, reaching an astounding hook height of 192 meters. The crane also features Verschoor's own VarioTray and V-Frame ballast systems, ensuring stability and efficiency in operation. With a transport width of 3.5 meters and a transport height of 3.2 meters, the LR 11000 is designed for versatility on and off the job site.
During the Vanikum wind farm project, the LR 11000 showcased its immense lifting power by lifting tower sections, nacelles, rotor blades, and the heaviest load, a 117-ton gearbox. Rigged with 168 meters of main boom and a 15-meter jib, the crane effortlessly handled lift heights of up to 169 meters.
Maarten Verschoor junior, now managing the company, expressed his satisfaction with the LR 11000, stating, "The lifting power of the LR 11000 is enormous. For us, Liebherr is and remains the world’s number one crane manufacturer. The developments and inventions that it offers are progressive and fulfill our expectations." The company values Liebherr's German down-to-earth attitude and solidity.
Maarten Verschoor senior shared his pride, stating, "I am very proud to have lived to see this special moment and would never have imagined what we would achieve with our initial small shop in Sassenheim."
Founded in 1966 by Maarten Verschoor, Verschoor operates a fleet of 70 cranes and heavy haulage vehicles from its headquarters in Sassenheim, strategically located between Amsterdam, Den Haag, and Almere. With over 100 employees, Verschoor's commitment to excellence is further emphasized through its sister company, UCM Holland, which specializes in buying and selling used cranes and spare parts.