First Liebherr LTM 1450-8.1 in Serbia delivered to RT-Trans
The first LTM 1450-8.1 in Serbia has been handed over to the crane and heavy haulage company RT-trans d.o.o. This powerful 8-axle crane with a long telescopic boom offers excellent mobility worldwide. For RT-trans, the uniform operating concept of Liebherr cranes, their safety features and the company’s good working relationship with its local Liebherr sales and service partner were key factors behind its decision.
RT-trans d.o.o. is the first Serbian company to receive an LTM 1450-8.1 – the 450t machine will expand its crane fleet. “Our volume of work and customer enquiries regarding this crane capacity have increased,” explains company founder Rajko Tadic. “This crane is a good fit for our fleet as it offers additional benefits for us and our regular customers.”
The LTM 1450-8.1 has been designed to ensure cost-effective mobility worldwide and fast, easy set-up on the construction site. Its powerful 7-section telescopic boom offers a maximum length of 85m. In addition, this large fast-erecting crane can travel on public roads with an axle load of 12 tonnes and a weight of 96t with the complete boom, all outriggers and the hoist winch.
For reduced axle loads and overall weights, crane components such as jib sections and outriggers can be removed quickly and easily. Dusko Tadic, Rajko Tadic’s son and co-owner of RT-trans, says: “A very important feature of the LTM 1450-8.1 is that it can easily be brought down to a transport weight of under 72t. This will significantly reduce the cost of permits for oversized transports. It doesn’t even require an auxiliary crane for assembly and disassembly.”
RT-trans purchased an LTM 1050-3.1 and an LTM 1060-3.1 last year. “The uniform operating concept of Liebherr cranes, the positive feedback from our crane operators, the safety features and, above all, the cooperation with Liebherr sales and service partner DS Inženjering.
The family-owned company RT-trans d.o.o. based in Beograd, Serbia, was founded three decades ago and now has around 50 employees. “After 30 years of work, it was one of our birthday wishes that our company would treat itself to a gift like this,” says Rajko Tadic, who is delighted with the purchase of the LTM 1450-8.1. The company’s current fleet consists of 26 cranes with load bearing capacities from 35t to 450t. Twenty-two of these cranes were manufactured by Liebherr.
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Handover of the LTM 1450-8.1 crane to RT-trans (from left to right): Dusko Tadic with his son Matija Tadic (both RT-trans), Thomas Fiesel (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH) and Nikola Savkovic (D.S. Inzenjering).