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🚨3 new Liebherr’s for Murphy🚨

Three cheers for Murphy

A leading civil engineering contractor hasstepped up investment in an environment-friendly crane fleet with its third new Liebherr in seven months.

Infrastructure specialist J. Murphy & Sons Ltd has brought in a second LR 1130.1 crawler to join an identical machine that was recently introduced to the portfolio. They followed hot on the heels of a new 100t LTR 1100 that became the company’s first telescopic crawler model and the first in the fleet with a Stage V engine. The three newcomers are part of the company’s £22m capital expenditure programme for 2023.

The first 137t capacity LR 1130.1 is currently employed on shaft work at Crayford as part of Phase 2 of the London Power Tunnels project where Murphy is in joint venture with Hochtief to deliver more than 32km of deep-level tunnels carrying National Grid high-voltage cables. The second machine is on site at a five-year project to upgrade a United Utilities treatment works in Oswestry.

Elsewhere, the LTR 1100 is also working for United Utilities, lifting and positioning steel reinforcement cages and shutters for the concrete pouring stages at a new water treatment facility near Burnley. The scheme is one of United Utilities’ largest AMP7 projects and is being delivered by Murphy in joint venture with MWH Treatment and Stantec UK.

Brendan Sugrue, Managing Director of Plant for Murphy, said: ‘We are pleased to be expanding our fleet with the addition of three new units - two LR 1130.1 lattice boom cranes and a LTR1100 telescopic crane. All with a Stage V engines, they are our latest commitment in continuing to invest in environmentally-friendly plant’.


Headquartered in London, J. Murphy & Sons Limited is a specialist engineering and construction company. Founded in 1951, it operates in the UK, Ireland and Canada and employs around 3,500 engineers, managers and operatives around the world.

Spec check:

LR 1130.1

• 68m Main boom and auxiliary jib

• Full 72.3t counterweight

• Latest Liebherr Litronic control system with Personnel Lifting operating modes

• 4-cylinder Liebherr Stage V engine

• Fitted with boom head camera and Eco-Silent package for fuel efficiency and reduced engine idle time


LTR 1100

• 52m main boom and 2.9m jib

• 32t counterweight

• 4-cylinder Liebherr Stage V engine

• ECOmode and full remote control

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