Sometimes it’s not enough for a company to tell you how much weight one of their pieces of equipment can lift, so they have to show you. Liebherr, a German manufacturer of construction cranes, did just that, and in impressive fashion, when they put on a very impressive display of strength and engineering as they had a crane lift 3 other cranes at their yearly customer event.
In the video below, you’ll see a Liebherr LR 13000, one of the world’s largest conventional crawler cranes lift a 1,080 ton Liebherr LR 11350, which was lifting the 288 tonne LR 1350, which was lifting a 62 ton LR 1100. The LR 13000 is a 3,000 tonne capacity behemoth that can reach 472 feet (144 meters) at its highest point. Astonishingly, the large crane not only lifted the 1,430 tonne worth of cranes, it also moved them a short distance!