Sims Crane purchases battery-powered LR 1250.1 unplugged

By Hannah Sundermeyer23 February 2023

Florida-based Sims Crane & Equipment has purchased a Liebherr LR 1250.1 unplugged to add to their growing fleet of all-terrain, mobile, crawler and rough terrain cranes.

Pictured left to right: Dietmar Haemmerle, Michael Neyer, Lukas Burtscher, Michael Flecker, Michael Kuffermann, Timothy McDaniel, Jared Lester, Wolfgang Herzog

The battery-powered LR 1250.1 unplugged is the first model of Liebherr’s Unplugged series to be sold on the U.S. East Coast. The crawler crane with alternative drive system offers the same performance as the conventional version, while putting off zero emissions.

The LR 1250.1 unplugged is the first unplugged crawler crane model to be released in the United States. The models of the Unplugged series can perform either via battery (unplugged) or plugged in offering identical performance to the conventional version. The battery can last up to approximately eight hours based on individual workload. The machine also comes with an app that provides the status of the batteries power. The unplugged series offers zero emissions and very little noise pollution, making this the ideal crane for Sims to work in more populated areas including amusement parks, hospitals and residential areas, the company said. Sims Cranes’ new 1250.1 unplugged will be delivered with a 242-foot main boom and 311-foot luffing jib + aux tip. 

“We are honored to partner with Liebherr and be on the forefront to serve a vastly growing need for alternative energy to Sims’ ever-growing customer base,” said Jackson Sims, owner, VP of sales, market development, Sims Crane.

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