Emerson has ordered an LTM 1450-8.1
19. December 2017
UK rental company Emerson Crane Hire has taken delivery of a 200 tonne Liebherr LTM 1200-5.1 All Terrain crane, with five more Liebherr All Terrain cranes on order in a deal worth around €6.6 million.
The five axle crane features a seven section 72 metre main boom, plus a 22 metre bi-fold swingaway extension, complete with hydraulic luffing/offset by up to 45 degrees. It has also been specified with Liebherr's VarioBase outrigger set up system.
The other cranes on order are a 60 tonne LTM 1060-3.1, a 130 tonne LTM 1130-5.1, two 160 tonne LTM 1160-5.2s and a 450 tonne LTM 1450-8.1. They will be delivered over the next 18 months.
Managing director Liam Clancy said: “Our longstanding partnership with Liebherr made it easy for us to decide to invest in these six units to complement our existing fleet. We are particularly excited about the impressive duties and versatility of the LTM 1160-5.2 as this will provide our clients with great value.
Our Liebherr LTM 1300-6.2 is proving to be a good investment and has given us a taste for the heavy crane market, a growth area for the company, which helped our decision to up the ante and order the LTM 1450-8.1.”
(L-R) Standing: Rob Jackson from Emerson, Steve Elliot from Liebherr - Sitting: Liam Clancy from Emerson, and Richard Everist from Liebherr
Technical director Rob Jackson added: “Preparation for the arrival of our LTM 1450-8.1 is well underway. We have confidence that this new model from Liebherr will prove to be a popular crane thanks to its quick and easy set up.
The LTM 1450-8.1 gives us a number of options for travelling with or without equipment and ballast to optimise axle loadings, especially when working in London and other cities.
Being able to carry a seven metre fly jib as well as 24 tonnes of counterweight in the UK is a big plus. It means that we can offer a 'turn up and tele out' crane with minimum additional transport and a massive under hook height of over 90 metres.” SOURCE: Vertikal.net