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Biggest Crane In The World

26 October 2012 Views: 2321 Likes: 0
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In the world of making huge buildings, huge structures, and where the primary purpose is to make world record by making something unique which was never made, everything is now considers possible. So, why the heavy machinery industry leaves in this behind, in fact without heavy machinery, you cannot make huge infrastructures, like Burj Khalifa, Makkah Tower and many more. For this you need heavy machinery also which should also be unique to handle this business.
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In the world of making huge buildings, huge structures, and where the primary purpose is to make world record by making something unique which was never made, everything is now considers possible. So, why the heavy machinery industry leaves in this behind, in fact without heavy machinery, you cannot make huge infrastructures, like Burj Khalifa, Makkah Tower and many more. For this you need heavy machinery also which should also be unique to handle this business. For this purpose, the famous company Liebherr, leading tower cranes maker, made the biggest mobile or truck crane called Liebherr LTM 11200-9.1 which is very strong and huge also.

This Liebherr LTM 11200-9.1 is both the strongest and tallest telescopic cranes in the world; it has the power of lifting up to 1,200 tons (which is equal to 2,645,000 pounds or around 12 adult Blue Whales). It consist of eight-part telescoping boom which extends up to 328 feet (which is 50 feet taller than the last record holder), and with the addition of a powerful lattice jib, it has a maximum lift height of 630 feet, which is more than 50 stories high. Though, even with its 445,000 pounds of counter-weight, when the LTM 11200 is picking up more than 2 million pounds, it can only extend about eight feet laterally without tipping.

If we talk about the engine capacity than, this crane is powered by a separate 6-cylinder 240kW engine. Its 100 ton boom is as lengthy as the truck itself and actually has to be shipped independently when moving in job sites. Luckily, the carrier is not much wider than a normal big rig, which means that it can go where other large cranes can't, like into fields.

Benefits of the Liebherr LTM 11200-9.1:

The benefits of using the LTM 11200-9.1 crane compared to similar class cranes are that it provides:
•    Greater configuration flexibility.
•    Reduced crane mobilization/de-mobilization time.
•    Minimized component assembly/disassembly.
•    Faster rig up/rig down time.
•    Reduced footprint for improved mobility.
•    Fewer man-hours for mobilization & assembly providing a safer process.
•    Safer operation due to "designed-in" state-of-the art safety systems.
In addition, the crane's rubber tire grip and fine 10-ft. width allows it to operate on-site without any road preparation often required for a 30-ft.-wide crawler cranes. It can also move quickly and safely from location to location with a 400-ft. boom.

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