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Liebherr 1000 EC-B 125 Litronic Flat-Top Crane undergoes intensive Test Program

BIBERACH/GERMANY, December 12, 2013 - An intensive series of tests is being carried out at the Liebherr-Werk Bib-erach GmbH test site with the new 1000 EC B 125 Litronic Flat-Top crane which was unveiled at the Bauma 2013. This program is designed not only to test the completely new climbing equipment but also includes dynamic and static overload tests.

the new 1000 EC B 125 Litronic Flat-Top crane from Liebherr at the Bauma 2013

The new 1000 EC B 125 Litronic Flat-Top crane which was unveiled at the Bauma 2013. | photo: Liebherr

The new climbing equipment was developed to ensure par ticularly fast, safe and simple climbing. At around 45 min-utes, each stage in the climbing process can be completed twice as fast as with conventional climbing equipment. The cable-based remote control for the hydraulic unit makes the job much easier. The fitter is always at eye level with what is happening. The climbing process meets the high safety standard of the EN standard 14439. During the assembly of the prototype, the optimal erection procedures for climbing as well as jib assembly were further improved.

The test hoists with the maximum lifting capacity of 125 ton-nes were supplemented with dynamic and static overload tests. The static overload tests were carried out using 125% of the maximum lifting capacity. The new Flat-Top crane managed to hoist loads of up to 158 tonnes.

The 1000 EC-B 125 Litronic marks a major extension up-wards in the capacity of the Liebherr range of Flat-Top cranes. The new 1000 EC-B 125 Litronic will primarily be used for the erection of wind turbines and power station and plant construction. The new generation of wind turbines re-quires very heavy loads to be hoisted to even greater heights.