Five of the world's largest cranes.
The Asian Hercules
The barge-mounted Asian Hercules crane is over 240 feet long and more than 130 feet wide. It weighs 5,900 tons and has enough lifting capacity (1600 MT) to lift a weight equal to 2,000 small cars.
The Kockums Crane
The 453-foot-high Kockums gantry crane was built in 1973-1974 for use in ship building at the Kockums shipyard in Malmö, Sweden. The crane had a lifting capacity of 1,500 tons and its rail was 2,329 feet long
The colossal Saipem 7000 was built as a vessel used to install large oil production platform decks as well as the supporting structures. It features two fully revolving cranes with 459-foot-long booms. Each crane has a lifting capacity of 7,000 tons and the cranes are each powered by 15,600 hp engines. The estimated cost of the vessel was US$400 million
The Liebherr LR 13000 is the most powerful crawler crane in the world. Designed for use in nuclear power station construction, the LR 13000’s main boom can reach a height of 473 feet, and the crane has a lifting capacity of 3,000 tons. The crane itself weighs 748 tons.
The massive, yet still very mobile, Liebherr 11200-9.1 is the world’s tallest and strongest telescopic boom crane. Fully assembled, this impressive piece of equipment can lift up to 1,179 tons, and reach a height of 550 feet with extensions attached. The 18-wheeler truck is powered by an eight-cylinder, 16.2-liter 680 horsepower engine