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The World's Biggest Supercranes
The World's Biggest Supercranes
Lampson LTL-2600—A supercrane pioneer, Lampson began building the LTL-2600, the oldest supercrane design on our list, in 1994. The Lampson Transi-Lift (LTL) crane can pick up a maximum 2,359 tonnes. As a testament to its engineering in spite of its age, the LTL-2600 shoots up to fifth place on our common-radius list by its capacity at 61 meters out—1,226 tonnes—using a 122-meter-long boom. Rather than welded construction, the pinned boom components make transportation easier and less expensive than crane whose booms only dismantle in sections. The LTL, which carries a list price of about $28 million, can pick and carry throughout its entire load chart, giving it an advantage over ring-type cranes. Lampson is building an even-larger machine, the 2,722-tonne-capacity LTL-3000, which is due to complete testing in November.
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