Compact crane from Liebherr a miracle worker where space is at a premium

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Liebherr LTC 1050-3.1 shows its qualities carrying out refurbishment work at a power plant in Saxony.

A modern Liebherr compact crane was used to carry out maintenance work at a power plant in Saxony. The Liebherr LTC 1050-3.1 proved to be the ideal choice of hoisting equipment to install a forced draught fan in very constricted conditions with a limited room height.

A large forced draught fan had to be dismantled in a very constricted space at a power plant in eastern Germany and then reassembled after its blades had been refurbished. The Böhlen branch of Maximum Kran- und Schwerlastlogistik GmbH sent a Liebherr LTC 1050-3.1 compact crane to the site to take care of the job. The compact crane took care of this tricky assembly job, which was made significantly more difficult by the constricted set-up space, limited pulley head height and a massive steel pillar, with ease, as if it had been designed precisely for it.

The main factor behind the success of the removal and installation of the fan hood was that the powerful three-axle crane was able to telescope with a six-tonne load on its hook. In fact, the large component initially had to be manoeuvred carefully between the system parts and a pillar by retracting the telescopic boom. Crane driver Roland Reim also had to ensure that the pulley head did not come into contact with a steel girder at a height of six metres. The boom was then extended further to around eleven metres to install the hood, which weighed in at one tonne. Only then was the component positioned over the forced draught fan so that it could be lowered and installed.

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