RTs to make world premiere

Keith Norbury
February 27, 2017
By Keith Norbury

The “world premiere” of a pair of rough-terrain cranes and a virtual reality tour of a tower crane in action are among the promised highlights at the Liebherr stand at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017.

The 90-tonne LRT 1090-2.1 and 100-tonne LRT 1100-2.1 RTs are new crane models that

“feature an outrigger monitoring system as standard,” said a news release from Liebherr, which is exhibiting at booth G4637 in the Gold Lot.

The LRT 1100-2.1 has a 50-metre telescopic boom with a “Telematik” telescoping system “on which the various telescoping sections can be extended independently with a single cylinder and then pinned to the telescopic section above,” the release said. It has 14 tonnes of counterweight and can lift about 15 per cent more than the the LRT 1090-2.1, which features a 47-metre telescopic boom, the release noted.

All LRTs come standard with Liebherr’s trademarked VarioBase support system.

Visitors to the Liebherr stand can also take a virtual reality tour of a 710 HC-L luffing-jib tower crane in action 300 metres in the air as it works on the Museum of Modern Art Tower in New York City.

“Simply take a look through the virtual reality goggles and you will find a whole new world,” the release said. Using a game pad, visitors can get close to the man-sized hook and “fly into the crane's jib or through gigantic urban canyons and watch the traffic below – anything is possible.”

Back in the real world at ConExpo, Liebherr will exhibit its new 81 K.1 fast-erecting crane, an upgrade of the 81 K. The lifting capacity of the 81 K.1 can be temporarily increased by up to 20 per cent, the release said.

Liebherr, which is headquartered in Switzerland, is also unveiling a new optional exterior cabin for its K series cranes.

The company also has an indoor booth, S84230, to display its mechanical, hydraulic and electric drive systems.

For more information, visit www.liebherr.com.

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