Transportation Partners & Logistics LLC (TP&L) has taken delivery of the first Liebherr LTR 1220 telescopic boom crawler crane in North America and already has the hybrid machine working in the field.
With a rated lifting capacity 220 tonnes (242 tons) and a 60-m (197 ft) telescopic boom, TP&L’s new LTR 1220 is the largest telescopic boom crawler crane in the Americas.
The crane was delivered to TP&L’s rail distribution yard at Garden City, Kansas, at the end of July. Since then, it has been put to work unloading wind turbine mast sections off rail cars and loading them onto trucks for onward road transport.
The hybrid telescopic crawler concept offers a telescopic mast with the power of a crawler body. The low ground-bearing pressure of the tracks lets the machine access all areas while the telescopic boom can be extended or retracted in just seven minutes, which means than no assist crane or team of riggers are required.