Wind Turbine Maintenance in New Mexico
Northwest Crane Service recently completed a wind turbine maintenance project in House, New Mexico. Northwest team members, Joseph Parsons, Chris Tymchuk, Ross Pittman, Jason Carr, Tyler Ziegler and Ed Black, worked on a wind turbine to replace a damaged gearbox. Northwest utilized the Liebherr LTM1400 - 7.1 crane to remove the 72,000lbs rotor in order to replace the 52,000lbs damadged gearbox. The Liebherr LTM1400 - 7.1 was configured with 118 ft. of main boom, 115 ft of luffing jib and 220,000lbs of counterweight. It made both picks at a radius of 70 ft. To erect the Liebherr LTM 1400 - 7.1, and tail the rotor down, the team used Northwest's newest All-Terrain crane the LTM 1070. The project was a complete success and the turbine saw limited down time due to the fast rig up and rig down times of the experienced crews and modern equipment.