First Liebherr LR1800-1.0 goes to Spain

21 May 2019

Eurogruas 2000 took delivery of the first new Liebherr LR 1800-1.0 crawler crane, which was presented at Bauma 2019.

The 800t crawler crane, the largest exhibit at the entire trade show, was delivered to the Spanish crane contractor immediately after the end of Bauma. Eurogruas 2000 purchased the new crane primarily for hoisting heavy loads. Its first job will be at a refinery in Portugal.

“The LR 1800-1.0 features outstanding lifting capacities and low cost global transportation. It has been designed as a particularly powerful industrial crane for jobs with a luffing jib and derrick system, for example for power plant construction and the petrochemicals industry,” said Liebherr.

When Liebherr unveiled its new 800t crawler crane last year at its Customer Days at the manufacturing plant in Ehingen, Eurogruas 2000 was very quickly persuaded by the concept behind the LR 1800-1.0. Managing director Javier Sato said: “To suit the characteristics of our market, we were looking for a powerful, versatile, modular crane which is easy to transport and delivers high standards of safety. The ability to slide three lattice sections into each other makes it very economical to transport. The performance of the LR 1800-1.0 is unique in its class.”

Eurogruas 2000 also ordered the V-frame, a new ballasting system for the suspended ballast. A hydraulically adjustable frame enables the ballast radius to be adjusted between 11m and 23m. “That makes it extremely flexible in highly constricted conditions and speeds up the completion of crane jobs. The LR 1800-1.0 is ideal for crane jobs in small spaces, but it is also a very universal crane for a wide range of uses,” Sato added.

The Eurogruas 2000 Group is made up of various crane contractors based in the south of Spain. In total, the Group operates around 150 mobile and crawler cranes with lifting capacities of up to 1,000t. In addition to Andalusia and Murcia, Eurogruas 2000 mobile cranes are active throughout Spain and in other countries including Brazil and Africa.