First New Liebherr Crawler Crane from Ehingen Delivered to Colombia – Heavy Lift News
22 Oct 2021

First New Liebherr Crawler Crane from Ehingen Delivered to Colombia

Crane handover in Ehingen (from left to right): Felix Mussotter (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH), Fernando Montejo (Transportes Montejo), Julio Fuentes (Liebherr Colombia S.A.S.).


The first ever new crawler crane from the Liebherr plant in Ehingen has been sold to Colombia – Transportes Montejo ordered a LR 1600/2-W crawler crane with narrow track gear and a lifting capacity of 600 tonnes for erecting new wind turbines. The company specialises in power plants of all types. The main factors behind choosing the crane were its high lifting capacity, short lead time and the outstanding level of Liebherr after-sales service available in Colombia.

“We needed a crane for use at wind farms and the LR 1600/2-W is ideal for that purpose”, explains Fernando Montejo, owner of Colombian company Transportes Montejo. “Moving the crane on its narrow track gear is an enormous advantage on narrow roads and routes. What is more, the 600-tonner is extremely versatile.” Its track width of just 5.8 metres makes it ideal for travelling on narrow routes in its future main area of work, wind farms in Colombia. As the support plates are close to the ground and the folding beams can be adjusted to the available route width, it achieves a high level of safety for relocation procedures. Montejo continues: “Demand is high as our country wishes to undertake a number of wind power projects. Furthermore, the LR 1600/2-W is suitable for an enormous range of work and delivers impressive lifting capacity.”

Power plant and energy specialist Montejo has a crane fleet comprising more than 90 mobile and crawler cranes. It includes heavy duty cranes with a lifting capacity of more than 600 tonnes and cranes in the same lifting capacity class. “Compared to our other large cranes, this crane really is more suitable for erecting wind turbines”, says Montejo and goes on: “The lifting capacity values of the LR 1600/2-W are significantly better than its rivals. Liebherr was also able to offer us an incredibly short lead time.”

The Liebherr plant in Ehingen established its own sales and service site in Bogotá, Colombia in 2015 to enable it to offer crane contractors in the country fast, reliable service. Montejo confirms: “Liebherr provides reliable support for all its customers with its excellent service. It is remarkable how significantly awareness of the Liebherr brand has increased over the last few years.”

Colombian company Montejo has more than 65 years of experience. Montejo is well known for its professional handling of large, heavy loads. The company has a workforce of more than 850 and specialises in the construction and installation of various different types of power plant as well as in the petrochemicals, hydroelectricity, coal and oil sectors.


* Photographs of a Liebherr LR 1600/2-W crawler crane working in the wind energy sector, courtesy of Liebherr


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The Liebherr LR1600/2-W Crawler Crane. Photograph courtesy of Liebherr

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