Battery-powered Liebherr crawler for Sims

10 March 2023

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Sims Crane & Equipment takes delivery of LR 1250.1 unplugged.

Tampa, Florida, USA-based crane rental and rigging service Sims Crane & Equipment has expanded its fleet with an LR 1250.1 unplugged crawler crane. The battery-powered LR 1250.1 unplugged is the first model of Liebherr’s Unplugged series to be sold on the US East Coast. The crawler crane with electric drive system offers the same performance as the conventional version just with zero emissions.

Jackson Sims, the owner of Sims Crane, said, “We are honoured to partner with Liebherr and be on the forefront to serve a vastly growing need for alternative energy to Sims' ever-growing customer base.”

The LR 1250.1 unplugged is one of the first unplugged crawler crane models to be released in the United States. The models of the unplugged series can perform either via battery (unplugged) or plugged in offering identical performance to the conventional version.

The battery can last up to approximately eight hours based on individual workload. The machine also comes with an app that provides the status of the power of the batteries.

The unplugged series offers local zero emissions and very little noise pollution, making this the ideal crane for Sims to work in more populated areas including amusement parks, hospitals, and residential areas, said Liebherr. 

Sims Cranes’ new 1250.1 unplugged will be delivered with a 242 ft main boom and 311 ft luffing jib and aux tip. This addition will further aid their mission of providing turnkey crane and rigging solutions.

Sims Crane takes delivery of a Liebherr LR 1250.1 unplugged. Pictured left to right: Dietmar Haemmerle, Michael Neyer, Lukas Burtscher, Michael Flecker, Timothy McDaniel, Michael Kuffermann, Jared Lester, Wolfgang Herzog
Sims Crane joins Liebherr in Austria for handover of the LR 1250.1 unplugged. Pictured left to right: Michael Neyer, Dietmar Haemmerle, Wolfgang Herzog, Lukas Burtscher, Jared Lester, Michael Flecker, Michael Kuffermann, Timothy McDaniel