Buckner Companies, a crane rental specialist, is adding four new Liebherr LR 1600/2 lattice boom crawler cranes to its Heavylift Cranes division. Buckner has developed the largest fleet of Liebherr crawler cranes in North America. With an inventory of more than 80 crawler cranes, the company has 13 Liebherr LR 1400/2 crawler cranes, rated at 440 tons capacity.
Buckner also has Liebherr LR 1750 cranes, rated at 830 tons capacity. The four new Liebherr LR 1600/2 have a 660-ton capacity, and the company expects to add more to its fleet.
“With all the power work coming up — conventional, nuclear and wind — this size crane is becoming more the norm,” said Doug Williams, president of Buckner companies. “Our intention is that these four units are just the beginning. We anticipate adding more in due course. Our first units have already proven themselves on power projects, using full components of derrick ballast wagon and luffing jib. They are also the perfect crane for erecting the latest generation of tallier and heavier wind turbines.”
Buckner Companies is based in Graham, N.C.