King Lifting has taken delivery of the UK’s first LTM1300-6.2 six axle 300 tonne All Terrain crane.
The company ordered the new crane shortly after its launch at Bauma 2013, along with two 60 tonne, three axle LTM1060-3.1s which were delivered in March. The LTM1300-6.2 features a single engine which provides the power for the carrier as well as driving the crane superstructure via a combination of mechanical shafts.
Liebherr claims that this makes it significantly easier to modify its power units to meet changing emissions regulations, while offering a reduction in both weight and maintenance. The new crane comes with a 78 metre main boom, and has been ordered with the full 70 metre luffing jib with adapter to utilise the sections to make up a 42 metre fixed jib. The LTM1300-6.2 also features a 22 metre bi-fold swingaway extension with hydraulically controlled offsets, and two seven metre extension sections.
The crane has four main outrigger positions, fully retracted, half extended, three quarters and fully extended and is fitted with Liebherr’s Variobase system which assesses the extension position and support force of each outrigger and calculates the load chart available for that set up.
In addition to this new LTM1300-6.2 King Lifting has taken delivery of a 200 tonne five axle LTM1200-5.1, which will share the extension inserts ordered with the LTM1300. The two latest deliveries bring the total number of Liebherr cranes delivered to King Lifting since the start of 2014 to eight units, joining an LTM1030-2.1 and five LTM1060-5.1 cranes.
King Lifting’s commercial director, Tristan King said: “We are very happy with the Liebherr products acquired in the past 12 months, which complement our operations and help us to stay fully competitive across the UK.”