Liebherr mobile crane has been used to erect a giant statue of Pegasus in the United States.
The 400-tonne capacity LTM 1400-7.1, which was operated by US lifting specialist Allegiance Crane, was praised for its performance at the site, cutting the statueâ€™s erection time by around half.
The 33m-tall, 63m-long â€˜Pegasus and Dragonâ€™ â€“ situated at Floridaâ€™s Gulfstream Park â€“ has become the largest bronze horse statue in the world.
â€œ[The Allegiance Crane team was] extremely professional on the site,â€ commented Michael Stark, owner of Stark Ingenieure, the firm tasked with the technical design and erection of the statue.
â€œIt has a compact design and has excellent setup processes, coupled with enormous load capacities, which meant we didnâ€™t even have to move it between the various hoists. This saved us around half the time, which was very important to us,â€ he explained.
The LTM 1400-7.1 was equipped with Y-guying and full ballast for the job. Setup was completed entirely through self-assembly.
The left wing of the Pegasus statue was the heaviest single component lifted, weighting in at a staggering 58 tonnes. Even so, the wing was able to be moved at a radius of 22.3m due to the LTM 1400-7.1â€™s 400-tonne capacity.
Commenting on the assistance that Stark Ingeniuere received from the equipment manufacturer, Stark said: â€œThe fantastic support from Liebherr in advance enabled us to plan all the hoists precisely. The service was really great.
â€˜Pegasus and Dragonâ€™ was commissioned to complement Gulfstream Parkâ€™s horse-racing track, which was built in 1939. Ultimately, the statue will form part of a new theme park, scheduled for completion in summer of this year.