9 April 2015, 00:00
Plus package for more power on site
Around 10% more load capacity at the jib head
MK 88 Plus has proven itself in practice
The Liebherr MK 88 mobile construction crane has been available in a Plus option since the Bauma 2013. This provides around 10% more load capacity at the jib head. In practice the option provides greater flexibility and handling capacity.
Liebherr can now supply a four-axle model which provides high load capacities and a large radius whilst being compact in size in the form of the MK 88 mobile construction crane. With its horizontal jib, the load capacity at the jib head with a radius of 45.0 m is 1850 kg. The Plus option, which can be activated easily using the crane controller, provides up to 10% more load capacity. The load capacity at the jib head is thus increased to 2,000 kg. With its additional ballast, the MK 88 Plus can hoist 2,200 kg at a radius of 45.0 m. The Plus package has already been ordered by many customers.
This additional power is achieved by electronically monitored operating conditions and reduced drive speed. The automatic monitoring by the PLC guarantees a high level of safety during operation. The Plus option is automatically disabled as soon as the required operating conditions no longer apply. These include the factors of a large support base, horizontal jib and maximum wind strength.
Crane operators who use this option are content: "The additional Plus power can be used without any great effort and provides our customers with additional scope in use. It is always good to have a little in reserve, particularly when space is at a premium", says Markus Müller from Müller Transporte AG.
"The MK 88 Plus mobile construction crane enables us to provide customers with some great benefits for many different jobs. Particularly when we need high handling speed, a large radius and are faced with constricted site conditions", says Rocco Schimmel from Eisele AG. "Moreover the Plus option with additional ballast increases the load capacity by around 10 percent, enabling loads of up to 3,000 kg to be hoisted even with a radius of 35 metres", adds the experienced dispatcher at Eisele.
Source: Liebherr-International Deutschland GmbH