Liebherr’s largest multi-purpose crawler crane has found its first assignment at a project in Atlanta, Georgia, US. Full Tilt Crane Services is using the LR 1400 SX to lift concrete tilt-up panels, which are being manufactured on site by their parent company, Martin Concrete Construction. Full Tilt Crane Services selected the new crane from Liebherr in order to respond to a changing market. “We bought the machine to meet the needs of our customers: to lift larger and heavier pieces at one time,” explains Managing Director, Jason Richardson. Liebherr-Werk Nenzing GmbH developed the LR 1400 SX because of this market requirement, to provide a versatile crawler crane for ever heavier and bigger loads. With the new model, the factory has successfully expanded its portfolio to include loads of up to 400 tonnes.
The tilt-up panels, which the LR 1400 SX is lifting on the construction site in Atlanta, are produced on-site meaning no precast elements and no truck deliveries. The largest tilt-up panel has a height of approximately 34m. Thanks to the self-assembly system, the boom sections, the carbody counterweight, crawlers and hoist winches can be assembled and disassembled without the need for an auxiliary crane. iC