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World’s biggest wheeled crane makes its debut lift

Dec 19, 2023 | Engineering, News

World’s biggest wheeled crane makes its debut lift

Engineering, News

The XCA3000, the world’s biggest wheeled crane, has completed its first assignment on a wind farm in Yingkou, Liaoning Province, China.

On 4th December 2023 at the Dashiqiao Xintai New Energy wind farm, the XCMG XCA3000 lifted a 25-tonne, 95-metre-long wind turbine blade to a height of 107 metres onto the turbine hub.

The crane was specifically designed for wind turbine erection. XCMG says that it can install a 5MW wind turbine nacelle, weighing 135 tonnes in just 30 minutes.

With a 3,000-tonne rated lifting capacity, it can hoist 190 tonnes to a height of 160 metres, setting a new record for the highest and heaviest lifting capacity among wheeled cranes, it is claimed.