Mc Nally’s have recently taken delivery of a new Liebherr LG1750. This crane has been delivered directly to a Repower windfarm project near Baudignecourt, France to erect Repower MM92 wind turbines to a hub height of 100m.

The LG1750 is a unique high capcity mobile crane. It combines the flexibility of a 750-tonne crawler crane with the mobility of a fast-moving truck crane from the same load category. For the modular construction of the LG 1750, Liebherr uses the slewing crane platform and boom and jib systems from the LR 1750 crawler crane and a completely new compact 8-axle chassis. Four extremely rigid, folding arms of generous size make up the starpattern supports which have a base area of 16 x 16 m. They dominate the appearance of the special crane chassis.

Some facts describe the size of the machine.  The LG1750 can lift 750t at 7m radius, and the main boom can be a maximum length of 140m.  The luffing jib can be a maximum of 105m.  When travelling, the maximum speed of the carrier is 80km/h (50mph).  A maximum of 650t of counterweight can be used.