Borger Cranes in partnership with Precision Rigging and Logistics recently completed a number of complex lifts in Woolloongabba.
Borger Cranes mobilised its Liebherr LTM1500-8.1 on-site to complete a critical heating, ventilating and air conditioning upgrade, with the replacement of 10t chillers.
The Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 500t capacity all terrain was configured to T6Y3, using the 84m boom, Y-guy, and 165t counterweight, with a capacity of 14.6t at 55m radius. According to Borger Cranes’ Crane Supervisor, Logan Alexander, this was the crane for the job.
“With a number of crane sizing, and setup area options, it was clear that our 500t capacity Liebherr was the best option. Operating from a purpose cut crane pad the LTM 1500-8.1 was the safest and most effective choice, especially with the slope of the land, and multiple buildings and structures that could have been affected, should a crane have been setup any closer to these major structures,” said Logan.
The Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 was first unveiled in 1998 and around 20 years later, in summer 2020, the 600th unit of the 8-axle crane was delivered. The most successful large crane of all time is ideal for a very wide range of jobs with its high lifting capacity, enormous reliability and mobility both on the road and onsite. It is used wherever heavy loads have to be hoisted quickly – industry, infrastructure, wind power or loading work. The successful giant has been replaced by the LTM 1650-8.1.
Borger Cranes took delivery of the first Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1 to arrive in the country. The LTM 1650-8.1 is an impressive machine offering maximum performance on eight axles. It will be able to complete hoisting work in the 700-tonne class or even higher with ease. Depending on its equipment package, the new crane is between 15 and 50 percent more powerful than the LTM 1500-8.1. Technical progress has made this possible since and a great deal of work has been done in this respect.
“The amount of planning that went into this setup was huge, with large amounts of civil, and engineering works having been completed, all under the direction of Luke Williams from Precision Rigging and Logistics, a company that that provides the full logistics package, from start to finish, this one proves what is achievable.
“Support by myself, the team at Borger Cranes, Nicole at Traffic Control Innovations, and Jonn at Field Engineers, we made light of what seemed like a complex and mammoth task, when it was first looked into a couple of years ago,” he said.
“The crew from Borger Cranes outperformed themselves, completing the entire job in 12 hours, in and out. Thanks to everyone for their efforts, and giving up your much earned Sunday to show the construction industry why we are the best. This is yet another job to showcase the professionalism of Brisbane’s premier mobile crane hire company. Don’t settle for less when it comes to your next project,” said Logan