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Whyte Crane adds 750t Liebherr to its fleet

27 Jun 11 Whyte Crane Hire of Ellon, Aberdeenshire has taken delivery of a 750t capacity Liebherr LG1750 lattice boom mobile crane.

Lawrence Whyte takes delivery of his new LG 1750 from Liebherr's Willie Wylie
Lawrence Whyte takes delivery of his new LG 1750 from Liebherr's Willie Wylie

The crane was selected to work on windfarm turbine installation and heavylift contracts for the oil and gas industry.

 Whyte Crane Hire, established a dozen yeasr ago, runs a fleet of some 40 cranes, including numerous Liebherr LTM all terrain and LTF truck-mounted telescopic cranes.

The LG 1750 has the boom system and lifting abilities of a 750t crawler crane, mounted on a wheeled all terrain 8-axle 16X8X16 chassis. Stability when lifting comes from four hydraulically folding outriggers that provide a base area of 16m x 16m.

Whyte Crane Hire has specified a selection of boom, mast, fly-jib and counterweight options. For precision and high lift capabilities for windfarm work, the crane has Liebherr’s 8L8HS configuration with 115.5m main boom and a 6m fly jib. An additional SL9D2FB arrangement provides 136m of main boom, an 18m fly, with 42m derrick back mast and a ballast tray for up to 400t of counterweight. These features will allow the LG 1750 to carry out windfarm turbine lifts up to 138m hub height, with a lifting capacity of 120t at 26m radius. The heavy lift equipment for oil and gas related contracts comes in SDB, SD2B and SLDB configuration with a second hoist winch for using with a 600t capacity hookblock, allowing 400t to be lifted on to barges and pipe-laying vessels, for example.

Whyte Crane Hire provides crane rental and cargo handling services throughout Scotland and northern England from depots in Aberdeen, Ellon, Grangemouth and Montrose.

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