The LTR 1220 at work 5,000 metres above sea level

The LTR 1220 at work 5,000 metres above sea level

A Liebherr LTR 1220 telescopic crawler crane, owned by rental company Gruas Alquileres, has been put to work 5,000 metres above sea level at the Antamina mine in the Andes, Peru.

The 220 tonne capacity LTR 1220 is being used to load and assemble components of two electrical mining excavators for Joy Global Peru SAC. Challenges for the crawler include working in extreme and changing temperatures.

The Antamina mine produces copper, zinc and molybdenum ore. It is one of the largest mines in operation and around 430,000 tonnes of material is extracted every day.

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