March 23 - Riga Mainz has taken delivery of a 500-tonne capacity LTM 1500-8.1 mobile crane.

Riga Mainz managing director Uwe Langer said: "The LTM 1500-8.1 delivers high load capacities over the entire working range and it is very versatile in use."

The crane can be operated with a 50 m or 84 m telescopic boom. According to Riga Mainz, it already has a number of jobs lined up for the new model, especially in the chemical plant industry.