A company in north China's Shanxi Province has invented a crane with an elevating capacity of 6,400 tones, the world's largest.
Taiyuan Heavy Machinery Group Co., Ltd. said in a statement that the crane, which itself weighs over 3,000 tones, could lift 6,400 tones of goods to a height of 120 meters.
The breakthrough marked the dawn of a new revolution for the largest cranes, it said.
Currently, the world's largest cranes can only elevate up to 1,200 tones of goods.
The crane also can be dismantled into two parts, which can work separately and lift as many as 3,200 tones of goods respectively, the company said in the statement.
Taiyuan Heavy Machinery Group Co., established in 1950, was the first heavy machinery manufacturer designed and built by the New China, or the People's Republic of China.
In recent years, its products have been exported to many countries and regions worldwide, including North America, South America, Australia, South Africa, Russia, West Europe, Southeast Asia and India.