A new water tower for the City of Stillwater in Oklahoma, USA, has been erected by Northwest Crane Service. The water tower was set on the Oklahoma State University campus at the university's Equestrian Center.
Using its 400 tonne capacity Liebherr LTM 1400-7.1 wheeled mobile telescopic crane, Northwest first set the 103,000 pound (47 tonne) lower section of the tower. The LTM 1400-7.1 was configured with 111,000 pounds (50 tonnes) of counterweight and rigged with 69 feet (21 m) of luffing jib and the superlift package. The lower section was erected at a 53 foot (16 m) radius at a height of 102 feet (31 m).The ball portion of the tower weighed 51,000 pounds (23 tonnes) and was set at a 53 foot (16 m) radius with the crane at a total tip height of 204 feet (62 m). The piece was set at a height of 126 feet (38 m).