Liebherr Biberach has completed the acquisition of the Shriro tower crane division from the Shriro group in Hong Kong. The deal is an asset based transaction and includes 24 tower cranes, with 20 sales and service staff, all of whom have transferred to the new Liebherr distribution operation. The business will report into Liebherr-Singapore which will now be responsible for the Liebherr tower crane business throughout Asia. The Shriro Group has had close ties with Liebherr since 1978 when, under the name Peninsula Engineering & … [Read more...]
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UK rental company Emerson Crane Hire, has taken delivery of the first of two new 40 tonne Liebherr LTM1040-2.1 two axle All Terrain cranes. The new models are equipped with a new style front bumper more in line with other Liebherr All Terrains, and also features the latest operator cab, with improved comfort and visibility. Disc brakes are also now a standard on this model, which according to Liebherr give better braking efficiency and lower maintenance costs. The units are also equipped with the latest Mercedes stage 4 final engines and … [Read more...]
The Energy Crane auction in Casper, Wyoming, yesterday raised over $54 million, a new record at Ritchie Bros for a single owner sale. The sale included 38 cranes, which fetched over $35 million. Around 3,000 on-site and online bidders competed to buy the cranes and transport equipment. Highlights of the auction included a 500 tonne 2010 Liebherr LTM1500-8.1 All Terrain that fetched $3.35 million—the most expensive All terrain Crane sold by Ritchie Bros. to date. Ritchie Bros chief executive Ravi Saligram said: "Our extremely … [Read more...]
UK rental company Baldwins Crane Hire has taken delivery of a 750 tonne Liebherr LG 1750 lattice boom truck crane for its heavy crane division. The LG 1750 combines the superstructure, booms and jibs from the LR 1750 crawler crane, with a compact eight axle 16x8x16 chassis. Liebherr GB managing director Richard Everist said: “Baldwins are well established in the heavy crane sector and already have an impressive fleet of Liebherr cranes. The addition of the LG 1750 takes their capability to a new level and we are delighted to support their … [Read more...]
Liebherr Africa has opened a new maritime crane sales and service centre in Durban, South Africa. Located just outside of Durban, the new centre will offer sales, service and spare parts for all maritime products throughout southern Africa. As well as providing operator, technician and service staff training it will also feature maritime crane simulators for virtual training of ship to shore cranes, mobile harbour cranes, rubber tyre gantry cranes and offshore cranes. The company said one of the main drivers for the new centre was a … [Read more...]
Liebherr has started to provide rescue sheets for its mobile cranes in order to assist with crane recovery following an incident. All Liebherr LTM and LTC cranes which comply with stage 3b or higher emissions will now come with a rescue sheet as standard. Available separately and located behind the driver’s seat, the rescue sheet provides detailed information about the structure of the crane and its cab as well as the best places to cut the bodywork open in order to free a trapped operator. It also provides information on the locations, … [Read more...]
UK crane company Tonhout Crane Hire has taken delivery of its first new Liebherr crane, a three axle 60 tonne LTM1060-3.1 All Terrain. Based in Welwyn Garden City, the company has been in the crane rental business for almost 40 years and is a sister company of M and M Crane Hire of Uxbridge. The new crane features a 48 metre main boom and 9.5mto 16 metre bi-fold swingaway extension, giving a maximum hook height of 63 metres and maximum radius of 48 metres. The specification includes 6x6x6 drive, Telma retarder and remote control unit for … [Read more...]
Liebherr Maritime Cranes has launched its new 308 tonne flagship mobile harbour crane – its largest to date. Topping the company’s seven model LHM range, the LHM 800 has a maximum capacity of 308 tonnes and a maximum radius of 64 metres. Offering 100 tonnes more capacity than the next model in the range, it is able to handle container vessels up to 22 rows across. With hoist speeds of 120 metres a minute, the company claims it is able to handle 38 containers an hour in standard configuration. When equipped with Liebherr's Pactronic hybrid … [Read more...]
Liebherr has upgraded its 750 tonne LR 1750 crawler crane into the LR1750/2 with increased capacities and H-boom configuration. The boom changes are similar to those already incorporated in the LR1600/2’s ‘H’ or Heavy boom configuration, which include strengthening the main boom and extending the derrick boom by seven metres to 38.5 metres. The company claims that the changes have increased the crane’s capacities by up to 30 percent in some areas. The LR1750 suspended ballast trailer has also been modified to include a hydraulic drive … [Read more...]