North America’s first Liebherr LG 1750 SX mobile cranes have arrived in Canada.
Myshak Crane & Rigging, a Canadian crane and heavy haul contractor, received delivery of their first Liebherr LG 1750 SX mobile crane in December 2019 and the second crane is expected to arrive this month.
The 750-tonne lattice boom crane will reinforce the company’s crane fleet and is mainly intended for jobs in the wind power industry.
They are the first two LG 1750 with the SX boom system in North America. The LG 1750 is the now most powerful crane in the Myshak fleet.
Myshak needed the larger cranes as wind turbines continue to increase in height, and their component weights are increasing.
The company selected the LG 1750s because the powerful crane enables the company to meet the needs of its customers from the wind power industry in North America.
The LG 750 lattice boom mobile crane has the flexibility of a 750 tonne crawler crane combined with the mobility of a high speed mobile crane.
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Liebherr uses the crane turntable and boom systems from the LR 1750 crawler crane for the LG 1750, together with an eight-axle chassis of the latest design with speed-dependent rear-axle steering.
Myshak ordered both LG 1750 cranes with SL20 boom systems for erecting wind turbines with a hub height of up to 100 metres at low cost without using a derrick system. In addition, the company purchased the even more powerful SX boom system for erecting turbines with a hub height of 140 metres or more using a derrick system. This enables it to erect the latest generation of wind turbines.
Although Myshak is mainly planning to use the new LG 1750 for wind power jobs, it will also be used in other sectors, such as heavy hoist.
In a news release, Myshak explained its other reasons for purchasing the Liebherr crane: “We have a long-term partnership with Liebherr and are delighted with the quality of the products and the company’s innovations.”
Myshak has a 240-strong workforce and operates more than 250 cranes. The company also recently also took delivery of an LR 1350/1 crawler crane, LG 1550 lattice boom mobile crane, LTM 1500-8.1, LTM 1250-5.1 and LTM 1070-4.2 mobile cranes from Liebherr. Another major part of the company’s business is heavy haul transport.