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Uses for a 500-Ton Crane

In many cases, when companies become limited in the types of projects that they can take on, it is not due to a lack in ability but, rather, it is for want of the right equipment. As Western Canada’s foremost mobile crane provider, we, at Eagle West Crane and Rigging, supply a wide variety of mobile cranes across British Columbia. Our most capable mobile crane is a 500-ton crane, which has uses in many of the different industries that we serve.

About the 500-Ton Crane

With the largest reach, radius, and lift capacity of any mobile crane, the 500-ton crane has the potential to add value to any company seeking large-scale hoisting services. The crane is a Liebherr LTM 1400-7.1 and it is ideal for use in tight spaces due to its compact nature, adjustable ballast, and multi-axle steering. The telescopic boom can extend from 15.4 metres to 60 metres and, with the lattice jib assembled, the 500-ton crane has a hoist height of 130 metres. The crane has a lifting radius of 100 metres and the load capacity maxes out at 400 tons. In order to become an operator of the 500-ton crane, years of training and practice are required. Operators must work their way up through smaller cranes and be trained on the Liebherr LTM 1400-7.1 by an experienced professional. For this reason, every crane rental from Eagle West Crane and Rigging comes with a fully trained operator.

500-Ton Mobile Crane Technical Data

At radius:                                3 metres

Telescopic boom from:           15.4 metres

Telescopic boom up to:          60 metres

Lattice jib from:                      7 metres

Lattice jib up to:                      84 metres

Ballast:                                    140 tonnes

Uses for a 500-Ton Crane

The uses for a 500-ton crane are nearly limitless. From construction to the energy industry, a 500-ton crane can assist in all types of trades. Some of the most common uses for a 500-ton mobile crane include:

  • Tower crane installation and removal
  • Concrete tilt up construction
  • Hoisting heavy infrastructure (such as bridge girders)
  • Wind energy construction and maintenance
  • Hydro energy construction
  • Hoisting and placing HVAC units
  • Oil and gas rig setup

To find out more about the technical data and uses for a 500-ton crane, or for information regarding any of our other services, please contact Eagle West Crane and Rigging at the location nearest you or by filling out a contact form on our website.