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         World’s Largest Mobile
         Crane Lifts Girder with
         Modulift Beam
           A Modulift spreader beam was used
         beneath the hook of the largest mobile
         crane manufactured in serial produc-
         tion in the world, at the Turcot Inter-
         change,  a three-level  stack  freeway
         project in Quebec, Canada.
           The MOD 110H beam, which can lift
         up to 170t at 11.5m (37 ft.), was used
         at its maximum 18m (59 ft.) in length,   Modulift’s MOD 110H beam (right) was used at its maximum 18m (59 ft.) in length.
         as the 1,200t capacity Liebherr LTM   manufactured in serial production. The  SP Load Cells Used During
         11200-9.1 was utilized with 194 ft. of   LTM 11200-9.1 was launched at Bauma   Brussels Bridge Repair
         main boom and 445,300 lbs. of coun-  Munich in 2007. In 2014, we celebrated
         terweight to lift a girder into position.   delivery of the 50th unit, at which point   Four Straightpoint (SP) compression
         The crane was supplied by rental firm   the cranes were already in use all over   load cells  were  supplied from  Lifting
         Guay Cranes and the rigging gear   the world. The LTM 11200-9.1 was de-  Gear Hire’s (LGH) Belgium facility in
         by Modulift’s Canadian distributor   livered to Guay Cranes in 2011.”  Antwerp to weigh  a bridge that had
         Equipment Corps Inc.                 Beringer explained that the main ad-  been removed for repair after a canal
           The Turcot Interchange is a hub for   vantage of a telescopic boom crane ver-  boat collision.
         road traffic in the Montréal area, inter-  sus a lattice boom crane is set-up time,   The 150t capacity load cells were uti-
         connecting highways 15, 20 and 720,   as the lattice sections have to be bolt-  lized by marine engineering  company
                                                                               Hye NV, which was tasked with fixing
         in addition to facilitating access to the   ed on the ground. This requires more   the structure that crosses the Brussels-
         Champlain Bridge. It is also an essen-  space compared to a telescopic crane.   Scheldt sea canal at Humbeek-Sas in
         tial road link between Montreal-Pierre-  The transportation volume of a lattice   Grimbergen,  north  of  the country’s
         Elliott Trudeau airport and downtown   boom crane is also bigger, he added.  capital city.
         Montréal. A crucial phase of the project   The  Turcot  Interchange,  Quebec’s   The Brussels  Times reported that
         was installation of two girders, weigh-  largest and third busiest, was built in   the bridge was struck as it was opening
         ing 200,000 lbs. apiece.           1967 and the structures were nearing   to allow the vessel to pass through. It
           The LTM 11200-9.1, which worked at   the end of their useful life. The project   added that the impact shifted the road-
         a 95 ft. radius, combined with a 300t   continues.                    way section of the bascule (moveable)
         capacity Sany SCC8300 crawler crane,
         but not in tandem lift, as such. Below
         the hook of the crawler crane a custom
         beam lifted the second girder and, once
         connection  to the other one was com-
         plete, both cranes  could release  the
         load  simultaneously. Synthetic slings
         completed the rigs on both cranes.
           Luke Habza, national sales and busi-
         ness development at Equipment Corps,
         said: “We frequently supply lifting and
         rigging gear to the project but this was
         a standout lifting operation. Combined
         with the MOD 110H beam, use of the
         Liebherr amounted  to thousands of
         dollars-worth of savings to the custom-
         er, who didn’t need to mobilize another
         crawler crane, as would be typical for
         this kind of application.”
           Wolfgang Beringer, sales promotion
         at Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH, the
         crane’s manufacturer, said: “The LTM
         11200-9.1 is the largest, strongest, tele-  The net weight of the bridge was 156.5t but the structure measured 162.5t including a
         scopic mobile crane worldwide, which is   number of components. Straightpoint compression load cells supplied from Lifting Gear Hire.

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