The Liebherr LTM 1040-2.1 mobile crane in its new Berry Cranes livery

The Liebherr LTM 1040-2.1 mobile crane in its new Berry Cranes livery

Berry Cranes has taken delivery of an LTM 1040-2.1, its first crane from Liebherr.

The 40 tonne capacity two axle wheeled mobile crane has a 35 metre, continuously variable four-section telescopic boom. It uses a hydro-mechanical telescoping system to extend to the required length quickly and the telescoping operation can also be performed under load.

A fly jib was fitted, as was the VarioBase system which, the company said, ensures a larger working range and higher lifting capacity.

According to Liebherr, both axles of this crane are driven and steerable to aid all terrain capability and increase manoeuvrability in confined spaces. Pneumatic disc brakes are now fitted as standard on this model, which Liebherr claims lowers maintenance costs and increases braking efficiency, especially when used in conjunction with the optional Telma eddy current brake.

The second crane Berry Cranes bought was the LTM 1060-3.1 mobile crane, which it will take possession of at this year’s Vertikal Days trade show (24 and 25 May, Silverstone, UK). It has a compact three-axle chassis with a six-wheel steering system, which Liebherr says provides good manoeuvrability.

Its five-section main boom gives a maximum operating height of 48 m. Berry Cranes opted to include a fly jib. In the UK the crane can travel with all 12.8 tonnes of counterweight and a double fly jib and remain within STGO regulations. This crane will also include Liebherr’s VarioBase system for optimised working range and lifting capacities.

Commenting on his new purchases Neil Berry, company founder, said, "When looking to update the fleet, the Liebherr VarioBase system made the decision very easy. We also found Liebherr’s positive approach to customer service very refreshing. This combined with an extremely high quality product has made us very happy."

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