First lift for world’s heaviest wheeled crane



The XCA3000, the world's largest tonnage wheeled crane and a proprietary innovation of XCMG, has recently completed its first assignment in Yingkou, Liaoning Province, China.

At the Dashiqiao Xintai New Energy 200 MW wind energy facility, managed by China Energy Engineering Group Northeast No.2 Electric Power Construction, the XCMG XCA3000 efficiently hoisted a 25-ton, 95-meter-long wind turbine blade to a height of 107 meters.

It was then accurately docked onto the wind turbine hub and installed in place. The operation was observed by executives from the energy and heavy-lifting industries, as well as journalists.

Using the dedicated crane, specifically designed for the hoisting of wind turbines, operational efficiency has more than doubled, according to XCMG. A wind turbine nacelle with a weight of 135 tons and a power output of 5MW can now be effectively installed within a 30-minute operational window, the company said.

The XCMG XCA3000 wheeled crane features a 3,000-ton lifting capacity, making it ideal for installing wind turbines up to 10MW. At a height of 160 meters, it can hoist 190 tons, setting a new record for the highest and heaviest lifting capacity among wheeled cranes.

“Global wind power equipment manufacturing is evolving towards larger, heavier, and bigger models. Consequently, lifting and installation equipment with higher lifting capacities, greater lifting heights, more efficient heavy-load handling, and enhanced safety technology have become critical for the rapid advancement of the wind power industry,” XCMG said.