L to r: Enrique Garnero, Liebherr-Argentina; Alberto Szakalicki, Gruas Londres; Felix Mussotter, Lie

L to r: Enrique Garnero, Liebherr-Argentina; Alberto Szakalicki, Gruas Londres; Felix Mussotter, Liebherr-Werk Ehingen

Argentina-based crane rental company Gruas Londres recently took delivery of a Liebherr LTM 1200-5.1 mobile crane due to the rising demand for crane work in the petrochemical industry, the company said.

Alberto Szakalicki, managing director at Gruas Londres, came in person to the manufacturing plant in Ehingen to take delivery of the 200 tonne crane. He said, “To date a 90-tonner was our largest mobile crane. The LTM 1200-5.1 expands the capacity of our crane fleet significantly upwards so that we can now handle work which was previously not possible. The Liebherr 5-axle crane is very manoeuvrable and therefore perfect for the constricted conditions we find in petrochemical plants.

“Liebherr cranes are very reliable and powerful and the company provides excellent service even in Argentina.”

In addition to the 72 metre telescopic boom, for which the company has also ordered a 36 m lattice jib, the VarioBase was a major reason for choosing the crane, Gruas Londres said. It is said by Liebherr to be the first mobile crane with VarioBase supplied to Argentina.

The company operates seven cranes with lifting capacity between 23 and 200 tonnes.

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