Lampson’s Transi-Lift LTL-3000 crane development underway for Hitachi

25 August 2010

Crane manufacturing company Lampson International’s newest and largest capacity Transi-Lift LTL-3000 is being developed for Japan-based Hitachi Transport Limited.

Lampson International has a new heavy lift crane in development named LTL-3000. The new LTL-3000 is being designed in conjunction with Hitachi Transport LTD for construction of the new Higashidori NN-1 nuclear power plant for Tokyo Electric Power Company. The LTL-3000 will be the largest mobile crawler crane in the world surpassing the LTL-2600 with an increase in capacity of approximately 20%. The crane will be designed to meet both the Japanese JIS code and the US B30.5 Codes and will employ the use of a new hydraulic winch system using 2-inch diameter wire. The new winches and larger wire will not only dramatically increase the lifting potential, but will also increase the hoisting speed by 50%.

The new crane will be modelled after the LTL-2600, which Lampson built for Hitachi several years ago.

The LTL-3000 boom will increase to a 20 feet wide x 16 feet deep cross section, but will maintain the Lampson pin together design concept. With the increase in boom size, the front crawler transporter will increase to approximately 50 feet square using 10 feet wide track pads and Rolli-Flex rollers. The stinger, strut, and counterweight frame will be similar to the LTL-2600, but will incorporate the ability to telescope between 80, 100, and 120 feet positions to greatly decrease the time to perform these ‘Mode’ changes.

The contract with Hitachi was signed in December 2009 and is scheduled to be delivered in 2011.