First 1,200t goes down under

Australian crane and haulage company LCR has taken delivery of the first 1,200 tonne Demag AC 1000-9 All Terrain crane in the country.

The nine axle AC 1000-9 features a 50 metre main boom which can be rigged with up to 126 metres of luffing jib for a maximum tip height of 163.3 metres. The official handover took place during an open day at the new Tadano Oceania headquarters in Brisbane.

Peter Koschel, LCR general manager of cranes and transport, said: “Needless to say, that was a big day for us. Not just because we put the very first Demag AC 1000-9 in Australia into operation, but also because we are now able to offer our customers even better performance with heavy-load lifts.”
(L-R) James Greenwood of Tadano and Peter Koschel of LCR with the Queensland minister for transport Steven Minnikin plus Takehiro Kusumoto of Tadano

Howard Dean, Tadano heavy lift sales manager, added: “With its powerful performance characteristics and enormous lifting capacity, the AC 1000-9 will energetically contribute to many projects that are important to the Australian economy and help us keep pushing our country forward.”

Based in Brisbane, Queensland, LCR provides logistics, crane and transport services to the infrastructure, construction, oil & gas, mining and renewable sectors in Australia and Papua New Guinea. The company runs a fleet of pick & carry, All Terrain and lattice boom crawler cranes with capacities ranging from 15 to 1,200 tonnes. Prior to taking delivery of the AC 1000-9 its largest crane was a 500 tonne AC 500-2.


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