Liebherr Maritime Cranes has launched the LHM 800 mobile harbour crane (MHC), claiming it to be the largest crane of its type in the market with a lifting capacity of up to 308 tonnes and capable of servicing 22-rows-wide container vessels.
It is designed to provide a ‘mobile solution’ to the ever-increasing size of vessels and heavy industrial goods. “The LHM 800 is a breakthrough for the mobile harbour crane sector, outperforming the existing maximum lifting capacity by nearly 50%,” said sales director, Matthias Mungenast, adding that in terms of container and bulk handling, the cranes is the “new benchmark”.
With an outreach of 64 m and a fulcrum point of 36 m, the crane is capable of servicing container vessels of 22-rows wide, hoisting and lowering boxes at a rate of 120 m per minute. This allows lifts of 38 boxes per hour to be achieved in standard configuration, and up to 45 boxes per hour when the crane is equipped with Liebherr’s hybrid power booster Pactronic®.