The rope luffing is effected in a so-called A-frame design. This way the crane achieves optimal stability and reliability.
The combination of swivel bearings, slewing mechanisms, winches and the Liebherr Litronic system ensures precise positioning as well as exact movement of the loads with reduced fuel consumption. Together with the powerful electro-hydraulic drive, this guarantees optimum control of the equipment in all operating situations.
The HLC can be deployed as a heavy duty crane for the assembly and maintenance of offshore installations. At a maximum of 5,000 tonnes, the enormous lifting capacity of the crane facilitates the installation of next generation wind turbines as well as loading and subsequent installation of heaviest foundations. Next to this commissioning and decommissioning of offshore installations such as oil and gas platforms is another area of use.
The Liebherr family business was established in 1949 by Hans Liebherr. The great success of his first mobile, easy-to-assemble and affordable tower crane was the foundation on which the company flourished. Today Liebherr is not only one of the world’s leading manufacturers of construction machinery but is also an acknowledged supplier of technically innovative user-oriented products and services in numerous other fields. Over the years the family business has grown into what is today a group of companies, employing a workforce of 32,979 in more than 120 companies on all continents.
Liebherr-Australia Pty. Ltd. was first incorporated as a company in 1981 and shortly after this time, the new head office complex in Adelaide (South Australia) was built. Since then the company has expanded considerably with offices throughout the country. Today Liebherr-Australia Pty. Ltd. sells and supports a range of Liebherr products in Australia and New Zealand including mobile and crawler cranes, offshore cranes, tower cranes, deep foundation machines as well as earthmoving and mining equipment.
In addition to the sales and services offered, the Adelaide, Perth, Mackay and Mt Thorley sites are home to bucket manufacturing and bucket repair facilities. The company also operates a national distribution centre and a remanufacturing centre. Both are established to provide industry best practise standards of remanufactured components and parts for our customer’s fleets.