Another 15 new wheeled mobile telescopic cranes from Liebherr will join the rental fleet at the All family of companies in the USA. Deliveries of the cranes, in capacities up to 500 tonnes, are scheduled throughout 2019.
The taxi fleet will be boosted with an extra 14 units in the low- to medium-capacity range. Making up the 15 unit total will be a 500 tonne capacity LTM 1500-8.1, the fourth in the fleet. On an eight axle carrier, the LTM 1500-8.1 has a 7-section 84 metre boom. With a luffing jib it can reach a hoisting height of 145 m and a radius of 108 m.
Typical jobs will be in construction and industrial applications, including bridges and highways, power plants, refineries, and more, All said. It will also be used for erecting and disassembling tower cranes, and the boom is useful on wind farms.
Michael Liptak, All president, said, “A prime reason for adding this group of machines for 2019 is that Liebherr equipment offers many thoughtfully designed technologies that help meet our customers’ everyday challenges.” An example is the VarioBase crane support system. It allows the operator to set each of the crane’s outrigger extension positions to suit the space available, allowing the operator to maximise the use of space. It reduces site preparation requirements, increases machine stability and lifting capacity, All said.
“The VarioBase feature is proving really valuable to our customers, particularly in urban construction, where we are seeing a huge uptick,” added Liptak. “But whether these ATs are working on an urban core renewal project or a tight power plant site, VarioBase allows them to fit where cranes of similar capacity never could before. Our operators love it, but it also makes the machines safer and more cost effective as bare rentals,” Liptak continued.
Other cranes joining the fleet include two units of the 60 tonne capacity LTM 1060-3.1; four 90 tonne LTM 1090-4.2s, a 130 tonne LTM 1130-5.1, an LTM 1100-5.2, and three LTM 1200-5.1s.
“This purchase extends the range and strength of our all-terrain fleet, and the high demand for these types of machines at all our locations can be more readily fulfilled,” said Liptak. “As a group, these ATs are versatile, economical, and efficient machines.”