Sunday, May 30, 2010

A New Crane

Euro Liebherr LHM 500, LivornoThe port of Livorno has a new mobile crane, with a lifting capacity of 140 tonnes and a 51 meter maximum operating radius.Euro Liebherr LHM 500, LivornoThis 2 million Euro Liebherr LHM 500 can handle general cargoes, containers, bulk materials and the occasional heavy lift.Euro Liebherr LHM 500, LivornoWith its forty-wheel undercarriage the crane can travel in every direction, even sideways or diagonally.

13 comments:

tapirgal said...

What an amazing crane. I've been looking at one of ours recently. It looks like a very small dinosaur next to this one.

Small City Scenes said...

that is quite a crane. Let's see it picking something up. I see them down at the waterfront but have never seen them doing anything. But I know I am not there during work time---but still!
I believe you too. LOL MB

Luis Gomez said...

Pretty cool!

Jacob said...

The capabilities of these things are amazing. And I think it takes a lot of skill to be able to operate one properly.

I'll bet you had to crane your neck to get these photos.

B SQUARED said...

It seems like our port is always updating their cranes. They seem to handle more weight, faster than their predecessor.

Dina said...

A new super-crane for you, how exciting!
40 wheels, wow!

I remember my amazement when they first brought our mobile Liebherr to Jerusalem to build the Calatrava bridge.

Cranes are great.

cieldequimper said...

I'm amazed by those tonnes and metres.

Cezar and Léia said...

That's a hell of a crane (I mean, in a positive way), it seems to be able to handle just about anything! Great shots!
God bless you!
Cezar

Kaori said...

I've always wanted to get a license to manuver cranes! This one is massive!

Gunn said...

Cool. Love photo number 3.

JM said...

For 2 million € it has to travel everywhere! :-)

Wolynski said...

Great photos. It looks so new and pristine - give it a couple of years.

marshall said...

E' made in Germany?
Vero gioiello della tcnologia!
Soldi veramente spesi bene.