Complex tower crane dismantle made easy by Borger Cranes

When a 300t, 350t or 450t capacity all terrain can’t handle the project, it’s not a problem for the Brisbane operation of Borger Crane Hire and Rigging Services. They simply mobilise their 500t capacity Liebherr LTM1500-8.1 to site and it has no problem performing the tasks at hand.

The Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 was first unveiled at the Bauma in Munich as long ago as 1998. Around 20 years later, in summer 2020, the 600th unit of the 8-axle crane was delivered. With a lifting capacity of 500t with 84m of main boom, maximum hoist height of 182m and maximum radius of 108m the Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 is the most successful large crane of all time. It is ideal for a very wide range of jobs with its high lifting capacity, enormous reliability and mobility both on the road and at sites. It is used wherever heavy loads have to be hoisted quickly – industry, infrastructure, wind power or loading work.

Borger Crane Hire and Rigging Services mobilised the Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 into Brisbane’s South City development on a Friday night in early April to perform a complex tower crane dismantle for Liebherr Tower Cranes.

The Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 was configured with the 84m boom, Y-Guy, 105T counterweight and 56m luffing jib, an absolute animal with 112m head height at 38.5m radius and a capacity of over 20T, even with the 65m obstruction only 9m from centre of slew.

Borger Crane Hire and Rigging Services ran three shifts working through the night and day to complete the dismantle project says Supervisor Logan Alexander.

“To ensure fatigue was not an issue, we ran three shifts over the period of the project. Each team performed beyond all expectations and I can’t thank those involved enough. The knowledge, experience and professionalism they displayed is second to none, and the project ran seamlessly and the Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 performed to its usual high standard which we have all come to expect,” he said.


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