The TCC 78000 gantry crane from Liebherr has a lifting capacity of up to 1,600 metric tons. The rail-mounted heavy lift crane moves over 1,400ft (420m)on a portal between the Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH factory site and the adjacent quaysid. Equipped with a double trolley (two rails per side) and a rail gauge of 30 metres, the gantry crane provides optimum flexibility for handling all types of large-sized goods. Watch the animation to see the key components that make up the machine and some of its core strengths.
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