Liebherr Premieres the World’s First Battery Powered Crawler Cranes

courtesy of Liebherr

As more and more battery powered heavy construction equipment is being released to help lower noise and emissions on the jobsite, I shouldn’t be that surprised to hear about a battery powered crawler crane – but, I still am.

In December, crane manufacturer – and amazingly cool crane video maker – Liebherr unveiled what they are calling the world’s first battery powered crawler cranes.  These aren’t some dinky little mini-cranes either, they can lift up to 275 tons (250 metric tonnes).

Modeled off of their standard versions, Liebherr announced the LR 1200.1 unplugged and