First Liebherr LTM 1230-5.1 in Brazil is Delivered to Guindastes Centro Oeste – Heavy Lift News
22 Jun 2023

First Liebherr LTM 1230-5.1 in Brazil is Delivered to Guindastes Centro Oeste

The first Liebherr LTM 1230-5.1 arrived in Brazil this month. Guindastes Centro Oeste’s new 230t crane is the successor to the successful LTM 1200-5.1 and boasts one of the longest boom in its class, reaching a height of 75m. Additionally, the new 230t crane offers, on average, 20% more lifting capacity than its predecessor. Equipped with VarioBase®, VarioBallast®, ECOmode, and ECOdrive technologies, this crane operates with maximum safety and efficiency.

200t class cranes are highly demanded in the market. However, the customer needed an additional unit in his fleet offering a longer boom system to reach more height. The new 230t crane fulfills this requirement: “We are expanding our fleet of machines above 200t. The characteristics of the telescopic boom, the versatility of a five-axle crane, and its high capacities and heights were motivating factors for acquiring this new model, which will carry out the tasks we have been handling with the LTM 1200-5.1,” says Diego Scopel, Owner of Guindastes Centro Oeste.“The LTM 1230-5.1 will be deployed in operations at steel as well as paper and pulp plants, in short and medium-term projects, and in those that require high capacities in tight spaces,” he adds.

In August this year, Guindastes Centro Oeste’s fleet will also include an LTM 1300-6.2. This 300t crane features a single-engine concept, making it extremely efficient. It is also designed for fast, simple set-up and comprises a 70m luffing lattice jib: “All our cranes over 100t capacity are from Liebherr, which makes managing parts, maintenance, and operator training much simpler,” says Scopel. Furthermore, the owner of Guindastes Centro Oeste adds: “We understand how valuable it is for our customers that our services are carried out within the scheduled deadlines. Therefore, it is crucial that our equipment is reliable. This is the most important factor in equipment selection, and we know we can rely on Liebherr to achieve these goals.”

Guindastes Centro Oeste specializes in crane rental services for the steel, port, petrochemical, and pulp industries. Currently, the company has a fleet of 65 cranes, with 16 of them being Liebherr models. With over 30 years of experience in the market, the rental company employs 160 professionals. Its headquarters is located in the municipality of Serra, in the state of Espírito Santo, with a branch in Camaçari, Bahia.

 

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Rene Porto (Liebherr Brasil Ltda), Diego Scopel (Guindastes Centro Oeste) and Fabio Azevedo (Liebherr Brasil Ltda) at the handover of the LTM 1230-5.1 at the headquarters of Guindastes Centro Oeste.

 

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