After a devastating fire that destroyed the castle Krásna Hôrka, restoration and reconstruction work began late in
this autumn. During the summer, when conditions were mostly ideal, ongoing tender for contractor´s work had taken
place. As the castle is located in a difficult terrain hardly approachable by any construction mechanisms,
technological procedure had to take into account these factors.
Renovation work of roof structure, and the need of material supply, clearly determined the need for deployment
of the tower crane. Following consultation on the appropriate tower crane, Kranimex Ltd. proposed tower crane
Liebherr 40LC, which parameters meets all the criteria needed for reconstruction work, as well as the crane
assembly. Given the limited space conditions do not permit the use of mobile crane for assembly,
installation was carried out by MI-8 helicopter, which possessed max. load capacity of 2500 kg.
otal weight of crane Liebherr 40LC, which was conveyed by the individual components and
assembled together in the courtyard of the castle, was 63,000 kg. The helicopter had to take off the parts of the
crane about 30 times. Weather conditions sometimes considerably complicated situation, but the professionalism and
interaction of Kranimex personnel together with the air transport company staff, eliminate risks to the minimum.
Liebherr 40LC is mounted on the stationary cruciform base 3.8 x 3.8 m, with a height under hook 28.5 m and the 40m