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Liebherr crane completes lift at German brewery

A Liebherr mobile crane lifts a Liebherr construction crane at a brewery in Germany.

A Liebherr LTM 1130-5.1 mobile crane has been spotted relocating a Liebherr 28 K construction crane for a new brewery.

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Following the completion of the shell of the brewery’s beer garden building in Ehingen, the construction crane used – a 34-year-old Liebherr 28 K – needed to be dismantled and lifted from the construction site over trees for further transportation.

Conducted by German crane hire company, ESB Kranverleih Transport und Hebetechnik, the 130-tonne crane was operating in a narrow, congested environment with height and proximity hazards surrounding the operation.

To complete its work, ESB first assembled the mobile crane and then proceeded to dismantle the concrete ballast of the 28 K, before lifting in the travel axle of the construction crane that was then duly attached.

Once the boom of the 28 K had been folded in, the 28 K was attached to attachment points specially designed for dismantling. The LTM 1130-5.1 carefully began lifting the construction crane off the ground, completing a 180-degree turn while lifting over the surrounding trees, before setting the construction crane down on the site access road for extraction.

The LTM 1130-5.1 possesses a maximum lifting capacity of 130-tonnes and carries itself on five axles. The crane possesses a main boom length of 12.9m-60m and a maximum tip height of 95m that it achieves through jib extensions of 11m through to 32m.

The crane can carry up to 42 tonnes of counterweight and possesses dimensions of 14.8m in length, 2.75m in width, and 4m in height, making it able to fit into tight job sites.

The beer garden house that the LTM 1130-5.1 and Liebherr 28 K worked on is set to open to the public at Ulrichsfest from July 6-8.

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