Liebherr LR 1300 Crawler Crane

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Project by Ryan Haasen posted 12-24-2011 11:34 PM 6033 views 11 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, after 8 months of hard work, it is finally complete, and just in time for christmas! It stands 13 feet tall at full height but the angle will have to be adjusted to fit in my Dad’s 9’ high ceiling in his office. It is made of Walnut, Maple with a little beech and birch here and there. The next challenge will be transporting it to my dad’s office.

Merry Christmas!

-- Ryan

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#1 posted 12-24-2011 11:57 PM

Wow that is impressive. Make me want to be a kid again.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#2 posted 12-25-2011 12:32 AM

Wow that’s way cool ,super job. Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 12-25-2011 12:34 AM

Utterly astounding, wow how do you do that.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 12-25-2011 12:41 AM

Holy large crane batman!

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#5 posted 12-25-2011 12:49 AM

Great job!! If that doesn’t get you an A+ in woodshop class, I dunno what would!! Friggin’ awesome!!

-- Handcrafted toys, models & gifts at --

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#6 posted 12-25-2011 01:49 AM

EEE Doggies. That is impressive. I would say the wood shop teacher should go to the crane.


-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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#7 posted 12-25-2011 03:17 AM

That is an amazing accomplishment! But I would like it better if I didn’t have to tilt my computer to see it. Just a helpful suggestion. Thanks for showing this.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 12-25-2011 08:24 AM

Really nice crane, please rotate pics in the future my old neck cant much more of this.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#9 posted 12-25-2011 01:52 PM

Ryan, This is quite remarkable and shows a lot of talent in such a young person. You’re still in High School? We’ll all be looking forward to seeing what you turn out in the years to come. I’m sure your Dad will love it.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#10 posted 12-25-2011 02:02 PM

This is a project right after my heart. I am currently doing research on building a Liebherr Top Slewing crane. We have 7 of them on our work site and I want to build one for my office. How old are you? You mentioned school. I hope to keep in touch with you and share my experience, sure you can help an old man out.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#11 posted 12-25-2011 03:06 PM

Thank-for your nice compliments. For those who are wondering, i am 15 and am in grade 10 ( it is my fist year of high school). I took woodworking is grade 7 and learned how to make animal puzzles. Then in great 8 woodworkin I taught myself how to do fretwork and intarsia which the other students had never even herd of. And that year I got 100 percent in woodworking. Next month i will be taking woodworking in high school And learn jointery ( which is a subject I haven’t even touched on) so i am excited for that.I appoligise for the formats of the photos, I will try to figure out a way to get them strait in the future. Again, thanks alot for your compliments!

-- Ryan

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#12 posted 12-25-2011 06:34 PM

Great job

-- I'll get it done when I get a-round-tuit.

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#13 posted 12-25-2011 06:43 PM

I thought that was very cool when I saw it as a work in progress in your workshop pictures. I think it is even cooler now. That’s a show stopper.

-- Visualize whirled peas

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#14 posted 12-25-2011 08:48 PM

Nothing short of A+ work at your age! Keep it up and you will go places.

-- - Ajay

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#15 posted 12-25-2011 08:54 PM

Ryan, that is impressive.
Kudos to you.


-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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