World’s first electric drilling rig on site

The world’s first electric drilling rig, engineered and manufactured by German firm Liebherr, has completed its first ever job on a customer site.

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Liebherr’s LB16 unplugged drilling foundations on its first ever commercial site for i+R in Austria

The rig, designed to be 100% electric and produce zero emissions on site, has been operating Continue reading “World’s first electric drilling rig on site”

Wheeled loaders: Loads of potential

According to data specialist Off-Highway Research, the global market for wheeled loaders reached almost 200,000 unit sales last year. Though these machines may move the Earth, the pace at which they are evolving is moving at different speeds around the world, as different markets have distinct requirements.

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Hitachi’s ZW310 wheeled loader

Japanese manufacturer Hitachi is a global original equipment manufacturer (OEM) that has seen different trends in customer demand from region to region, and often country to country. Continue reading “Wheeled loaders: Loads of potential”

These are the ten largest trucks in the world

They are till over 10,000 hp strong, have wheels up to 4 meters in diameter and weigh more than a Boeing 747. They are not allowed to enter public roads, because they would require three lanes. These are the ten largest dumptrucks in the world… Continue reading “These are the ten largest trucks in the world”

New 700 tonner from Liebherr

Liebherr’s LTM 1650-8.1 is the brand new replacement for its venerable 500 tonne capacity LTM 1500-8.1 wheeled mobile telescopic crane.

Typical applications for the new 700 tonne-class Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1 wheeled mobile telescopic crane will include heavy duty jobs on wind turbines, bridges, generators, steel work and port handling
Applications for the new 700 tonne-class Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1 wheeled mobile telescopic crane will include heavy duty jobs on wind turbines, bridges, generators, steel work and port handling

The newest star of Liebherr’s wheeled mobile crane range is the LTM 1650-8.1. It is successor to the venerable LTM 1500-8.1. Almost 600 examples of that model were built, making it the best-selling large crane of all time, Liebherr said. A lot for the new model to live up to then. Continue reading “New 700 tonner from Liebherr”

Rough terrain cranes: rough and ready

The tough build quality and adaptability of the rough terrain crane type means it’s used often, and often used hard. And with Liebherr now back in the sector, competition from all main players in the sector is high.

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Link-Belt’s latest 100RT

US crane manufacturer Link-Belt has updated its 90 tonne capacity 100RT with a newer model. The previous 100RT, which the manufacturer introduced at its CraneFest 2015 event, had a six-section pin and latch boom that extends to 50 metres. The newer model, launched at CraneFest 2018, has a five-section full power formed boom that extends to 47.2 m.

The new model also has a two-piece [35 to 58 feet 10.7 to 17.7 m)] on-board offsettable fly available. Link-Belt says this provides Continue reading “Rough terrain cranes: rough and ready”

Crawler cranes: Forward advance!

Like all machinery, crawler cranes are advancing in technology. Never standing, always ‘Forward Advance’, to meet the challenges the lifting world throws at them.

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Palfinger’s first crawler: the PCC

Austrian hydraulic loader crane manufacturer Palfinger has launched its first crane mounted on a crawler chassis. The Palfinger Crawler Crane PCC made its debut at the IAA Commercial Vehicles exhibition in September 2018 where it attracted a lot of attention. Three models, between 50 and 150 tonne-metres, will be available Continue reading “Crawler cranes: Forward advance!”

The future of earth-moving equipment

Earthmoving equipment is a staple of the construction industry, with a whole host of different machinery being used on earthmoving projects. This feature focuses specifically on excavators, rollers, backhoe loaders and the machine control used on these machines.

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Excavators being used in earthmoving projects need to be able to operate in all kinds of conditions

The world’s biggest original equipment manufacturer for the construction industry by sales revenue, Caterpillar, has recently launched two new 30 ton (27.2 tonne) next generation excavators – the 330 and 330 GC.

Continue reading “The future of earth-moving equipment”

Liebherr delivers 75,000th excavator

By Mike Hayes for KHL.com
26 September 2017

Manufacturing giant Liebherr has celebrated the delivery of its 75,000th excavator, a mere 63 years after producing its first machine. Continue reading “Liebherr delivers 75,000th excavator”