Stevenson expands fleet with Liebherr LR 1500
By Hannah Sundermeyer19 April 2022
Stevenson will use the new crawler crane for heavy industrial work within multiple industries.
Founded in 1989, Stevenson Crane, Rigging, and Heavy Haul (Stevenson) will add Liebherr’s LR 1500 to its growing fleet in 2022.
Stevenson mainly serves customers within the commercial, large residential and heavy industrial markets.
With a maximum transport weight under 100,000 pounds and compact shipping dimensions, the crawler crane provides economical transport and easy set up for Stevenson jobsites in and around the Chicago area, the company said. While remaining compact in size, the LR 1500 manages load capacity increase of approximately 28 percent on the 275-foot main boom compared to its predecessor the LR 1400/2. A comparison of the configuration of the 75-foot main boom with a 275-foot luffing jib means the new crane actually manages an increase of 55 percent on average.
“Stevenson Crane, Rigging, and Heavy Haul always provides the most innovative, safe and cost-effective equipment to our customers,” said Donna Stevenson, president. “Liebherr’s commitment to the same goals helps Stevenson maintain its premier reputation as the leading crane and rigging company in the Midwest.”