For Liebherr the boom South Korean construction
industry is good business with their cranes always
in demand. Especially the Liebherr MK mobile
construction cranes which have become more and
more popular and do various jobs in South Korea
The Liebherr mobile construction cranes MK
are very popular and do more and more jobs in
South Korea. Many companies complement their
fleets with mobile construction cranes – some
examples: Hanbit Cranes, Woori Cranes, Sinhan
Cranes, Hyelim Cranes and Jung Bu Cranes.
They realized that MK cranes have many ad-
vantages, for example on inner city sites where
the vertical tower allows for the cranes to be erect-
ed directly next to the building where they can
operate at interfering edges.
Furthermore, the cranes work fast and efficient-
ly, have between 36 and 52 m of effective reach
and they need only very small space for erection
The Gumi area and the Gimhae
district of Daegu
Sinhan Cranes, based in the Gumi area of
Daegu, South Korea’s fourth largest city, has in-
vested in a Liebherr MK 80 mobile construction
crane to diversify its business and become more
competitive amongst the numerous other crane-
hire companies in the area that use hydracranes.
“We have a number of hydracranes, but the
competition in this area is intense and we
decided we had to extend our service range,”
says owner Wun Bae-chun.
“Much of the construction work here is in
warehousing, storage and light industry,
buildings on tight sites with a large footprint but
very little access for lifting equipment. The MK
80 can, however ,go into all these areas, and
reach upwards and across roof spaces. Lifting
weights of about 1.7 t in a very confined space
is easy for this machine.”
Operator Sung Byun-dong says that learning to drive
and operate the crane was very straightforward.
“Manoeuvring the crane into position and then
accessing all parts of the site has proven to be
very easy on each job,”
South Korea’s Jung Bu Cranes are also situated in
the Gumi area of Deagu. Having been using Liebherr MK
80 mobile construction cranes, and seen his business
expanding as a consequence, the owner Kim Ju-chul has
recently taken delivery of a third unit; adding an MK 100
to the fleet.
Mr. Kim also confirmed that a large number of de-
velopment projects that are undertaken in Gumi are in
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Hanbit Cranes: The MK 80 needs a
very small amount of space for erec-
tion and operation.