A Welsh crane hire business has broken new ground by taking delivery of its first-ever Liebherr crane.
Wrexham-based RRC Crane Hire placed an order for an LTM1230-5.1 in a move that underlines the machine’s growing popularity in the UK market.
The 230-tonne capacity, five-axle LTM 1230-5.1 is equipped with an eight-section 75-metre main boom and 20-metre fly jib to give a total lifting height of around 93 metres and radius of 76 metres.
RRC’s new addition arrived complete with VarioBallast® and Vario Base® Plus as well as full remote control of crane operations. A single engine concept machine, the LTM1230-5.1 can carry 22 tonnes of counterweight in the UK with a maximum counterweight of 72 tonnes. It also features Liebherr’s ECOmode and ECOdrive systems.
Steve Elliott, Liebherr’s area sales manager, said: ‘We are delighted to have been able to conclude a deal with RRC Crane Hire. It has been a pleasure working closely with managing director Ian Crossand finance director Derek Hook to ensure they purchased the crane that best suits their businessand fits very well within their fleet.’
Ian Cross added: At RRC we have always had a fleet of Terex Demag machines. Our fleet was lacking a 5-axle machine and the LTM 1230-5.1 was a perfect fitwith its Vario Ballast and Vario Base. This machine will fit well in between our Demag AC300-6 and our Demag 100 AC 100 4/L. We would like to thank Steve and the Liebherr team in supporting us through the process. RRC Crane Hire are now looking forward to continuing our relationship with Liebherr with orders in the pipeline for 2023.