Erection of the new luffing-jib tower crane at the company’s premises in Huarte is to facilitate pre-production testing of the crane’s erection process, manoeuvrability, security systems, accessibility for maintenance and load testing.

Linden Comansa’s LCL 165 will have a freestanding height of 56.6m and a 50m maximum jib length. It will be produced in two versions, one will have an 8t maximum lifting capacity, and the other will be a 12t version.

The 8t version will use a 24kW hoist – with optional 37 and 50kW hoists available – and the 12t version will feature a 50kW hoist which can be substituted for a more powerful 65kW hoist. All available hoists are shipped with the Effi-Plus system for increasing hoist speeds at low loads.

In addition the crane will feature the firm’s ‘Level Luffer’ system that reduces vertical movements while the operator moves the load horizontally, achieved by electronic coordination between luffing and hoisting controls with the touch of a button.

The new crane joins the LCL 190 launched at Bauma 2010, the LCL 280 and LCL 310 cranes, launched earlier this year, in replacing the retired LCL 200 and LCL 250 models.

Linden Comansa says most of the jib and tower sections on the LCL 165 are interchangeable with other cranes in the LCL series, making parts more easily available. Also the light and compact modular components have been designed for easy transport.