Sarilar orders Turkey's biggest crane

By Euan Youdale03 May 2012

Hanifi Gürbüz, founder and chairman, Sarilar (left) and Frank Bardonaro, vice president & managi

Hanifi Gürbüz, founder and chairman, Sarilar (left) and Frank Bardonaro, vice president & managi

Turkey-based crane service giant Sarilar has purchased a 1,600 tonne capacity Terex CC 8800 crawler, making it the biggest crane in the country.

The CC 8800, bought through Terex distributor DAS Otomotiv, has been ordered with a main boom of 108 metres and a 108 m fly jib. Sarilar will initially use the crane in Turkey and the Middle East.

Sarilar group chairman, Hanifi Gürbüz, said, "We are preparing to lead the sector in projects in Turkey, such as the construction of wind energy installations, dams, nuclear power plants, bridges and refineries. We want to keep the national funds of the country within our borders."

The company will also add a new Liebherr LR 1350/1 crawler to its fleet in 2012. Sarilar boasts a fleet of 250 cranes, including telescopic mobiles, truck-mounted cranes, lattice jibs, crawler cranes and harbour cranes.

A Liebherr LTM 1040 with a capacity of 40 tonnes is the company's smallest crane while an 800 tonne Liebherr LTM 1800 was the biggest until the purchase of the CC 8800.

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