Polita Autogru takes delivery of a Liebherr LTM 1300-6.2 – Heavy Lift News
11 Jul 2024

Polita Autogru takes delivery of a Liebherr LTM 1300-6.2

Milan-based crane specialist Polita Autogru Srl. has taken delivery of a new Liebherr mobile crane – with a 78m telescopic boom and a maximum lifting height of 114m, the LTM 1300-6.2 covers all the requirements in the northern Italian metropolis perfectly. The 300t crane has already shown its worth at its first crane jobs.

“We have added the new LTM 1300-6.2 to our fleet to meet the requirements of our customers working on major construction sites in Milan. Over the past 20 years, urban developments have presented us with opportunities to overcome new challenges – our 300-tonne crane with its 78-metre boom and lattice extensions enables us to reach impressive heights of 114 metres,” says Fabio Polita, the owner of Polita Autogru.

Polita Autogru is currently working with its new LTM 1300-6.2 and an LTM 1120-4.1 on the construction of the new state hospital. It is scheduled for completion by 2026. “This crane job was commissioned by SIS SCPA, an Italian company that is responsible for major national infrastructure projects,” explains Fabio Polita. The new LTM 1300-6.2 mobile crane is erecting a tower crane and installing air conditioning systems.


The LTM 1300-6.2 from Polita Autogru is working on the new general medical hospital in Milan.


For the assembly of the tower crane, the 300t crane was ballasted with 96 tonnes of counterweights and fitted with a 49m luffing jib, while the main boom was extended to 34m. This configuration ensured that the 10t tower crane jib was in the perfect position – at a height of 87m and at 42m from the centre of the mobile crane slewing ring.

The LTM 1300-6.2 featured a 35m luffing lattice jib and a 46m telescopic boom for installing the air conditioning systems. This boom system enabled it to position the 12t systems at a height of 46m. Despite areas on the construction site that were difficult to oversee, the new 300t crane was able to carry out its work with ease, benefiting from its good handling.

Crane operator Massimo Garlaschelli, who has over 30 years of experience in the job, is particularly enthusiastic about the new LTM 1300-6.2: “The 300t crane has enormous lifting capacities. We also have a great deal of freedom for operating the crane thanks to its remote control. The crane can also be set up quickly. And the crane control means that it operates very sensitively, particularly with long boom systems.”


Fabio Polita (left) and Massimo Garlaschelli (right) take delivery of their new LTM 1300-6.2.

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The LTM 1300-6.2 in action in the heart of Milan, near the Castello Sforzesco.




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