XCMG crawler crane sets world record



XCMG's 1,000-ton crawler crane, XGC15000A, has set a new world record after completing its first single-arm wind power hoisting operation at a height of over 180 meters (172+12)

The lift was carried out for the Jinjiaozhou wind power farm in Qingdao, China. Weighing in at 118 tons the 4.5 megawatt wind power turbine was hoisted to a height of 170 meters with the diameter of the impeller reaching 156 meters.

The successful installation makes the XGC15000A the world's first wind power crawler crane to achieve a hoisting height of 170 meters. 

Di Caijin, responsible for the on-site hoisting operation, said: "The tower height at this wind farm will reach 180 meters or even above 200 meters, and facing these challenges, we found that XCMG had already taken everything into consideration. We believe XCMG can fully meet our needs in the future,"

In February, XCMG delivered China's largest tonnage wind power reach stacker, XCS70S, which was co-developed and customized by XCMG and CRRC Zhuzhou Institute Wind Power Business Unit. With a rated load of 70 tons, the product has a much broader range of applications and was designed for the hoisting operations of large-scale wind turbines and equipment. It is equipped with exclusive spreaders that increase hoisting and handling efficiency.