Liebherr delivers first MK 88-4.1 to Mexico
Liebherr has delivered its first MK 88-4.1 to Mexico. The four-axle crane is a perfect match for crane company GMVykon’s upcoming projects. “We’re impressed by the great MK series concept and want to introduce it to the Mexican market,” enthused Managing Director José Victor Cortez at the crane’s official handover at Liebherr’s Monterrey site. Liebherr will ensure reliable local service for the new machine.
The agile MK 88-4.1 for GMVykon, which has a maximum lifting capacity of eight tonnes, is also the first of its kind to be put into operation on the American continent. The crane is particularly useful for short jobs in several locations. Pull up, unfold the crane at the push of a button, complete the lifts and move on to the next site after dismantling: the taxi crane concept makes this mobile construction crane extremely flexible.
What’s more, only one person is needed for travel, assembly and operation. Additional transport vehicles and tools are not necessary; another factor that contributes to its efficient use. The crane offers a maximum hook height of approx. 59 metres (45-degree luffed position) and a maximum radius of 45 metres. It also delivers a jib head load capacity of up to 2,200 kilograms. Owing to its vertical tower, the crane can be erected directly at the building in question. This saves space and ensures that obstructions for road users are as minimal as possible.
The crane’s future-oriented hybrid power concept is another advantage when working in built-up areas. It enables all-electric operation, with the use of site power, for example. This means that the crane is also especially quiet when working and doesn’t produce any CO2 emissions. If an external power source isn’t available, an efficient diesel generator ensures self-sufficient operation. Both the superstructure and undercarriage drives can be powered by HVO (Hydrogenated Vegetable Oils).
By adding the MK 88-4.1 to its fleet, GMVykon has gained a versatile piece of equipment. “Liebherr has impressed us for years with its excellent customer service, top quality and outstanding technology,” said José Victor Cortez. The company fleet includes around 100 Liebherr machines ranging from 30 to 800 tonnes in lifting capacity. At present, its most powerful crane is a Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 mobile crane. The close collaboration between GMVykon and Liebherr was evident when the MK 88-4.1 was presented in Monterrey. Customers of the Mexican crane company and Liebherr México were invited to experience the latest addition to the GMVykon fleet.
“We have provided our service technicians with extensive training specifically for this series so we can offer our customers a reliable and fast service for mobile construction cranes in Mexico,” said Christian Tableros, Divisional Director Liebherr México S. de R.L. de C.V. This means that Liebherr is able to ensure efficient after-sales service, “As well as that, we are also in the process of setting up a spare parts warehouse for short response times, and we’re working hard to further increase awareness of the MKs in Mexico.” As well as the MK 88-4.1, the series also includes the MK 73-3.1 and the MK 140-5.1.
The Mexican company GMVykon has around 400 employees. Based in Monterrey, GMVykon also has further branches in Mexico City and Saltillo. The company specialises in industrial lifting work for maintenance, new build and expansion projects, as well as heavy haulage and project management. GMVykon has existed in its current form since 2009 and evolved from the former company Gruas Monterrey, which was active in the crane rental business for more than 40 years.