Crane and heavy haulage contractor Guay has taken delivery of two Liebherr LTM 1110-5.1 cranes – the first models of this type to enter the Canadian market.
The 60 m telescopic boom and 110-tonne lifting capacities were important criteria behind the Québec-based company’s purchase decision. They will replace ageing 120-tonne cranes in Guay’s fleet, which comprises more than 500 cranes of different types.
Guillaume Gagnon, vice president at Guay, explained: “In our market, a 110-tonne crane is the largest mobile crane in which an apprentice can work as the second man in the crane alongside the operator. In addition, the axle loads and the weight distribution of the LTM 1110-5.1 are absolutely perfect and mean that we don’t have to use a boom dolly.”
Guay plans to use the LTM 1110-5, among other things, in the centre of Montreal for hoisting work involving great heights and ranges. With the variable supporting base, it can also be used on sites where there is restricted space for erecting the crane, said Liebherr.