North American crane rental company, ALL Family of Companies, has acquired 15 all-terrain cranes from Liebherr, with the units scheduled for delivery throughout 2019.
The order includes Liebherr models ranging in lifting capacity from 70 tons (63.5 tonnes) to a 600-ton (544.3-tonne) capacity LTM 1500-8.1.
The LTM 1500-8.1 features a seven-section boom that extends to 276 ft (84.1 m) and, with a luffing jib, can reach a hoisting height up to 476 ft (145 m) at a radius of 354 ft (107.9 m).
ALL adds that the unit is suitable for both on and off-road construction as well as for industrial applications, including bridge and highway projects; lifting operations at power plants and refineries; erecting and disassembling tower cranes; and the construction of wind farms.
Besides the LTM 1500-8.1, the contract also includes two LTM 1060-3.1 models, which feature a lifting capacity of 70 tons; four 100-ton (90.7-tonne) capacity LTM 1090-4.2 models; four 143-ton (129.7-tonne) capacity LTM 1130-5.1 units; a five-axle LTM 1100-5.2, which features a lifting capacity of 220 tons (200 tonnes); and three LTM 1200-5.1s.
“This purchase extends the range and strength of our all-terrain fleet, and the high demand for these types of machines at all our locations can be more readily fulfilled,” Michael L. Liptak, president of the ALL Family of Companies.
He added that the Liebherr VarioBase crane support system was one of the main reasons for adding this group of machines for 2019. The innovation from Liebherr allows the operator to customise each of the crane’s outrigger extensions independently, which Liptak explains allows the crane to take advantage of every inch of available working space.
“That greatly reduces site preparation, but it also increases machine stability and lifting capacity,” said Liptak, adding: “Whether these all-terrains are working on an urban core renewal project or a tight power plant site, VarioBase allows them to fit where cranes of similar capacity never could before.”