First Liebherr MK for Riga Mainz

By Laura Hatton03 July 2013

Volker Krautwig (Liehberr) handing over the keys to Kai Langer (Riga Mainz) in Biberach

Volker Krautwig (Liehberr) handing over the keys to Kai Langer (Riga Mainz) in Biberach

Crane specialist and heavy transport provider Riga Mainz in Germany has taken delivery of its first Liebherr mobile folding construction crane, an MK 88.

The MK 88 has a maximum radius of 45 metres and a hook height of 30 m. Its standard luffed position of 45 degrees enables the crane to reach a hook height of around 60 m, the company said. Capacity is 8 tonnes and it can be driven, erected and operated by one person. Erection time is around 15 minutes, Liebherr said.

Uwe Langer, Riga Mainz managing director, said, "We are fully convinced by the benefits of the MK mobile construction cranes, including the high working speeds and flexibility of this crane technology.”

Michael Schneider, Riga Mainz project manager, said, "The great flexibility and handling capacity of the MK 88 coupled with its simple logistics ensure maximum customer benefits. In addition to classic site work, the MK is also ideal for a whole range of other work such as rooftop landscaping and refurbishment, erection of large antennae or solar systems, working in urban areas and on existing buildings, facade construction work and steel and hall construction.”

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