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Liebherr New Mobile Construction Crane- Promise of More Power

BIBERACH/GERMANY, May 05, 2015 - In order to meet the challenge of high handling speed in constricted spaces, German crane maker Liebherr has launched a new offering. Available since Bauma 2013, the MK 88 Plus mobile construction crane provides about 10 % more load capacity at the jib head.

Liebherr can supply a four-axle model which provides high load capacities and a large radius whilst being compact in size. With its horizontal jib, the load capacity at the jib head with a radius of 45.0 m is 1,850 kg. The Plus option, which can be activated easily using the crane controller, provides up to 10% more load capacity. With its additional ballast, the MK 88 Plus can hoist 2,200 kg at a radius of 45.0 m. The German manufacturer claims that many customers have ordered the Plus package.

This additional power in the new offering is achieved by electronically monitored operating conditions and reduced drive speed. The automatic monitoring by the PLC guarantees a high level of safety during operation. The Plus option is automatically disabled as soon as the required operating conditions no longer apply. These include the factors of a large support base, horizontal jib and maximum wind strength.

Liebherr MK88 Plus

The Liebherr MK 88 Plus mobile construction crane – Promise of Multiple Benefits. | Photo: Liebherr

Positive reception by clients

Markus Müller from Müller Transporte AG says "The additional Plus power can be used without any great effort and provides our customers with additional scope in use. It is always good to have a little in reserve, particularly when space is at a premium".

"The MK 88 Plus mobile construction crane enables us to provide customers with multiple benefits for many different jobs. Particularly when we need high handling speed, a large radius and are faced with constricted site conditions", says Rocco Schimmel from Eisele AG.

"Moreover the Plus option with additional ballast increases the load capacity by around 10 percent, enabling loads of up to 3,000 kg to be hoisted even with a radius of 35 metres", Shimmel further says.