Leading US crane rental company Maxim Crane Works took delivery of a Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1 wheeled mobile telescopic crane during the ConExpo trade show.
The number one company on the American Cranes & Transport ACT 100 list of the largest crane-owning companies, Maxim Crane Works specializes in the rental and sale of lift equipment, including hydraulic truck cranes, rough terrain cranes, crawler cranes, tower cranes, conventional truck cranes and boom trucks.
“We feel that the 8-axle Liebherr will provide our customers and our team with the most versatile and reliable machine in its class,” said Frank Bardonaro, chief operating officer of Maxim. “As we continuously review the current and future needs of our customers throughout the U.S., it is clear that the need for large all terrain cranes will continue to lead the way toward the future and we are confident that this is the best machine in its class.”
The LTM 1650-8.1 has a capacity of 770 tons (700 metric tons). Two boom options are available – 177 feet or 263 feet (54 meters or 80 meters). It has the Vario Ballast and Vario Base counter weight and outrigger management systems.
In designing the new crane, Liebherr focused on maximum load capacities. The single engine crane travels with an axle load of 26,400 pounds (12 metric tons) complete with the 177 foot (54 meter) telescopic boom and the front outriggers. To minimize set-up time, the rear outriggers are installed as a complete support box in a single lift and connected using quick-release couplings.