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The Port of Vancouver, Vancouver, Wash., has developed a new mobile harbor crane to unload generators, blades and hubs for wind farms located in the Pacific Northwest.

The LHM 500S crane, developed by Austrian-based Liebherr, a crane manufacturer, is capable of hoisting 140 metric tons up to 60-foot outreach and 100 metric tons at 100-foot outreach. It weighs close to 500 tons and has a tower height of 116.5 feet and a boom length of 174 feet. Powered by a 12-cylinder MAN diesel engine, it is biodiesel-compatible.

According to the company, the crane's 80 wheels on 20-axle sets allow it to move in any direction. This, the port says, improves the efficiency of cargo operations and minimizes multiple moves by saving customers' time and labor costs. The Port of Vancouver has already used the LMH 500S to complete the Wild Horse project, located near Ellensburg, Wash.

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