Oceanfront homes in Puerto Rico will have a firm foundation thanks to a Liebherr HS 8100 HD duty cycle crawler crane. Densification Inc., a Virginia-based company, chose the crane to help prepare residential building lots as part of a multi-million dollar project within a five diamond resort. Densification is using a 20-ton weight dropped from 80 feet on the Puerto Rico project to prepare the site for further construction. The lots should be ready for home building in early 2020.
Founded in 1994, Densification has specialized knowledge and extensive experience in providing solutions to property owners and developers when there are poor soil conditions.
The crane was transported from the U.S. mainland to Puerto Rico and assembled at a remote jobsite. The design of the HS 8100 HD makes transport and setup efficient due to a self-assembly package that allows the crane to be unloaded and put together without the use of an assist crane.
The HS 8100 is a 100 U.S. ton-class purpose-built duty cycle crane with a maximum boom length of 194 feet and two 61,800 pound line pull winches. With a transport height of 10.4 feet and a transport width of 11.4 feet, the crane is easy to move and setup. Thanks to a modular design, the crane can easily be configured for special jobs, such as dynamic soil compaction, dragline, clamshell or material handling. All crane components are designed with space saving and weight optimization in mind to make moving on the road to and from jobsites simple and efficient. The crane’s control system is based around color displays that clearly show machine and service data. Movements can be performed simultaneously, allowing for quick working cycles.
According to Construction Pros Densification chose the Liebherr crane because of confidence it will withstand tough duty cycle use. It’s easy to mobilize, simple to operate and complements the company’s existing fleet of nearly two dozen cranes, according to vice president Robert Shaffer.
“The consistent performance of the HS 8100 gives us confidence the job will stay on schedule,” he adds.