UAE-based Al Faris Equipment Rentals has taken delivery of Liebherr LTR series telescopic crawler cranes as part of a Euro 40 million (US$ 51 million) order for 47 cranes.
The units are telescopics on wheeled carriers and crawler chassis between 60 and 750 tonnes capacity. Most are LTM 1095-5.1 and LTM 1100-5.2 all terrains. Others are LTR 1060 and LTR 1100 telescopic crawler cranes.
Completion of the order is scheduled for the end of 2012 and another major order is expected in the first quarter of 2012 for delivery in 2013, Liebherr said. The Al Faris fleet already includes 180 Liebherr cranes.
Residual value is one of the reasons Al Faris chose Liebherr, the manufacturer said.
Hillary Pinto, Al Faris managing director, also cited the presence of a number of Liebherr after-sales service facilities in the area, trained and experienced service engineers and spare parts availability.
The Al Faris Group, established in 1992, is one of the largest crane and transport rental companies in the Middle East. It has 1,800 employees at four bases in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. Its focus is the petrochemical industry.