In response to the ongoing expansion in the number of wind turbines in Poland, the crane and heavy haulage contractor Dźwig-Mar s.c. has upgraded its fleet with the first Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1. “We have higher demand for large cranes. The 8-axle model will upgrade our fleet to meet the increased demand for cranes in this class. It is now our largest mobile crane,” said Marcin Zielonka, Managing Director of Dźwig-Mar s.c. “This heavy duty crane can handle hoisting work normally reserved for the 700 tonne class effortlessly but has the dimensions of a 500 tonne crane”, he continues. “In addition, VarioBallast delivers enormous benefits.”
The variable hydraulic adjustment of the ballast radius from 6.4 metres to 8.4 metres saves on ballast transport if there is sufficient space available. It also enables jobs requiring high lifting capacity to be carried out on constricted sites. At the same time, the 8-axle crane is designed to be set up quickly using its smart set-up processes and can also be transported economically. For Dźwig-Mar, which has a workforce of around 50, the LTM 1650-8.1 is one of three new cranes in 2021, the company has already modernised its fleet by investing in an LTM 1130-5.1 and an LTM 1350-6.1.
Photo: Crane handover in Poland (from left to right): Artur Heiduk (Liebherr-Polska Sp. z o.o.), Bartosz Rybarczyk (Dźwig-Mar s.c.), Florian Floess (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH), Marcin Zielonka (Dźwig-Mar s.c.).