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LTM 1500-8.1 continues to deliver for Borger Cranes

In the early hours of May 8th, Borger Cranes, South East Queensland division, setup its Liebherr LTM1500-8.1, 500t capacity crane in Brisbane’s CBD to dismantle a tower crane for Hutchison Builders.

The crane’s configuration included 105t of counterweight, 57.7m main guyed boom + 84m luffing fly & spacer.

“This configuration gave us a capacity of 10.2t at a 50m radius with an under-hook height of 138m,” said Adam Courtney, General Manager for Borger Cranes’ South East Queensland division.

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 will be replaced by the LTM 1650-8.1.

Borger Cranes will soon take 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.

“We’re delighted to have the LTM 1500-8.1 in our South East Queensland fleet and it’s 500t capacity is ideal for much of the heavier work we have in the pipeline, including infrastructure related projects. We can’t wait to welcome the new LTM 1650-8.1 into the fleet,” said Courtney.

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