For the replacement of a dryer drum on a sugar factory in the Northern of France, Wagenborg Nedlift used her heavy equipment: the Liebherr LR 1750 crawler crane with a lifting capacity of 750 tons. The dryer drum, a drum which can dry out liquids from raw materials and which can convert it into powder, is replaced by a new one by Wagenborg Nedlift. 

After mobilization of a few days, on the 2nd of April 2015, the old dryer drum is hoisted by the LR 1750, equipped with 400 tons super lift counterweight. The old drum, which’ weight was estimated between 235 and 260 tons, finally weighed ‘only’ 220 tons. After hoisting, the old dryer drum is scrapped at site. 

The new drum, a 240-tons and 21-meter-long dryer drum with a diameter of 10 meter, was constructed on site. On the 8th of April 2015, the LR 1750 hoisted this new dryer drum upon its foundation, exactly according to plan.

Wagenborg Nedlift completed this dryer drum replacement successfully and to full satisfaction of her client.

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