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How does a crawler crane get to bauma?

October 20, 2022  By Don Horne

We all marvel at the size and complexity of these huge crawler cranes at the various shows, but how does a huge crane actually get to bauma?

At bauma 2022, Liebherr will be presenting the LR 1700-1.0 crawler crane, which follows the already successful LR 1600/2 and features all the innovations of crawler crane developments of recent years – new features such as the increased lifting capacity and easier assembly, which makes the LR 1700-1.0 particularly suitable for erecting wind turbines.

Here is a step-by-step pictorial of the loading of the individual parts and their transport on the first of a total of 50 low-loaders from Ehingen (Donau) to Munich, Germany.

An employee attaches the round slings to the brackets of the crane section to prepare for loading.

The cargo crane loads the approx. 30-tonne crawler middle section onto the low-loader.

Afterwards, employees cover the slewing ring on the low-loader with protective foil so that the transport can take place regardless of the weather.

The load is secured with centimetre precision, which requires the utmost concentration. The
specialists check all the fuses again before departure.

The convoy gathers in front of the production hall in Ehingen for the last check before departure to

The low-loaders with the LR 1700-1.0 leave the company in the late afternoon.

Escort vehicles ensure safe transport throughout the journey.

The convoy rolls along the A8 at about 80 km/h.

Via country roads and motorway: In total, the journey from Ehingen (Donau) to Bauma in Munich
takes around 3.5 hours.

The heavy transporters bring the individual parts of the crawler crane to the Liebherr exhibition booth the next morning. All images courtesy of Lieberr.

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