Crane and heavy haulage contractor Sarens has ordered the very first Liebherr LR 12500-1.0 crawler crane.


Sarens orders the first LR 12500

The new 2,500-tonne lifting capacity crawler crane will be used primarily in the renewables industry, for example for handling offshore wind turbines. The LR 12500-1.0 has plenty of power in reserve for potentially increased future requirements.

Liebherr consulted closely with its customers in the heavy load sector in its efforts to develop a concept for a new crawler crane between the LR 11350 with a lifting capacity of 1,350 tonnes and the 3,000 tonne LR 13000. The manufacturer believes there is a great deal of potential in this class and a growing market for large crawler cranes.

The LR 12500-1.0 also marks Liebherr’s response to increasing market requirements for large crawler cranes for the petrochemicals industry and port handling. Handling enormous components for offshore wind turbines at ports, in particular, has become an important area of work for large crawlers.

Carl Sarens, managing director at the transport engineering specialist, said: “The high lifting capacity of the LR 12500-1.0 is the outstanding feature for us. The new crane will enable us to close the gap between our crawler and ringer cranes. We are particularly focussing on jobs in renewables for the new 2,500 tonne crane. Handling offshore wind turbines at ports is also becoming a much more important business segment and the weights of components continues to rise.”