LKAB Luffing Crane

Vector Lifting was engaged to supply a 70 tonne capacity luffing crane for LKAB’s Mertainen Iron Ore Mine, near the artic town of Kiruna in Sweden. The project deliverables included bespoke design, manufacture and site commissioning.

Located in the arctic circle, the crane is used to service and maintain the mine site’s primary crusher, and was specified to operated year round in ranging ambient temperatures from -40°C to 30°C. The climate and operating environment presented a series of challenges that were addressed through diligent design, resulting in a fit for purpose, 100% Australian made product.

Key features crane features include:

  • 70 tonne Main Hoist
  • 20 tonne Auxiliary Hoist
  • Continuous 360° slew motion
  • 79° Luff Angle from horizontal

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