Liebherr has added a new model to their selection of flat top tower cranes. The 470 EC-B in 17.6 and 22-ton configurations joins the top end of their EC-B series with engineering for easy assembly and transport. A recent article at America Highways’ website reviews the enhanced features and capacities of this new crane.
The 470 EC-B went on sale in January of this year. Both configurations feature a jib length of 262 feet. At that reach, the 17.6-ton crane has a jib head maximum load capacity of just over 3.5 tons, and the 20-ton model a capacity of just over 3 tons. A 10-ft. jib extension is available.
When combined with the Liebherr 24 HC 420 tower system, the 470 EC-B provides a cost-effective solution with freestanding hook heights up to 222 feet.
Designed for easy transport & setup
Streamlining of the crane’s transport and assembly was at the forefront of the development stage. Attachment of the jib and counter-jib to the slewing platform has been simplified with quick-assembly connections. Transporting the slewing assembly, jib, and counter ballast requires the use of only five trucks, which saves time and reduces emissions.
Roomy & sophisticated cab
Three versions of the operator’s cab are available: LiCAB Basic, Air, and AirPlus. Each features floor space of over 6 sq. ft. and an unrestricted view of the work happening around and below. A newly developed 12” touch screen display features a user-friendly operating system with specific menus and multitude of language options.
More details can be read by clicking here. Image above courtesy of Liebherr.
March 14, 2022