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 Telma retarder braking.
The crane has a 35 metre main boom plus a 9.5 metre swingaway extension for a 44 metre overall length and working radius of up to 39 metres. It also features the Variobase system which allows the outriggers to be individually deployed at varying lengths and then benefit from the automatic selection of the maximum lift capacities for each individual set up.
Liebherr area sales manager, Steve Elliott said: “Liebherr is very pleased to have delivered the first of two LTM1040-2.1s ordered by Emerson for 2015. With the options chosen Emerson has introduced the latest equipment and technology available on the market today which is sure to give their own clients the very best in safety, quality and flexibility at the job site”.
Emerson managing director Liam Clancy added: “The team here at Emerson’s are really excited with the delivery of our two new LTM 1040-2.1s, along with our brand new LTM 1300-6.2 arriving this summer. These additions to our fleet are part of the ongoing investment we are making into new equipment, these cranes are leading in the industry with their state of the art technology, including the Variobase outrigger system offering safety and capacity benefits to our clients”.
Breck Lewis says
I really like how the new cranes are now coming out with the operator cab. It was really hard to operate everything from the driver seat when you were not able to see all the angles. I have been operating these machines for years and it has always been from the side of the truck with control panels. Thanks for sharing this article because I think I want to make this investment for my company.