February 1 - Alkmaar, the Netherlands based Schot Verticaal Transport, is preparing to take delivery of the first-ever Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 crane.

The LTM 1750-9.1 is a nine axle mobile crane; and what makes it unique is that the complete telescopic boom can remain attached during transportation on public roads.

The crane has a maximum lifting capacity of 750 tonnes at a 3 m radius and is equipped with a telescopic boom extendible from 16.3 m to 52 m.

The LTM 1750-9.1 has been developed especially for customers where speed is of the essence. Erection times are significantly reduced as the crane can arrive at a jobsite with its telescopic boom and front outriggers on board. There is no need to for an auxiliary crane to use the LTM 1750-9.1 in a basic configuration.

Schot Verticaal Transport expects the new crane to be delivered February 13. The LTM 1750-9.1 will be available for hire from February 18.

For the movement of the crane parts and counterweights, Schot has added a new 8-axle Nooteboom MCO-PX semi-lowloader to its trailer fleet.