A Scottish crane hirer has bought its biggest Liebherr machine as it continues to expand a range of equipment from the German manufacturer.
Stoddart Crane Hire bought its first new Liebherr – an LTM 1060-3.1 – in 2016 and has since added several others ranging from 40t to 90t. It now moves up several capacity categories with a new 230t LTM1230-5.1.
The five-axle newcomer was showcased on the Liebherr stand at the recent Vertikal Days exhibition before travelling north to Stoddart’s headquarters at Muir of Ord near Inverness.
Director Ewan Stoddart said: ‘We work all over the Highlands and Islands of Scotland in some remote and challenging locations. That is why we chose the LTM1230-5.1 as its long boom, powerful duties and excellent manoeuvrability allow us to go the extra mile for our customers.’
A family business established in 2004, Stoddart specialises in all-terrain mobile and crawler cranes supported by a fleet of heavy haulage tractor units, trailers and Hiab lorries.