The Liebherr LTC 1045-3.1 has a single cab for both crane operations and driving, which is moved int

The Liebherr LTC 1045-3.1 has a single cab for both crane operations and driving, which is moved into position via a telescopic arm

USA-based AmQuip Crane Rental has put its most recent fleet addition - a Liebherr LTC 1045-3.1 - through its paces in the tight streets of Boston.

To work in the narrow streets and alleys the company was looking for maximum lifting power in a minimum sized machine.

"After much research and comparing all the manufactures, Liebherr had the smallest crane, bumper to bumper, longest boom and best capacity in the class," said Charles Snyder, AmQuip president and CEO.

Rated at 50 US tons (45 metric tonnes) capacity, the three-axle telescopic boom wheeled mobile crane has all terrain capability, for on and off highway travel. Its compact size - with a turn of 24 feet (7.3 metres) - means it can also be used for industrial applications, inside warehouses and production halls.

The mobile crane has a single cab both for crane operations and driving. A telescopic arm moves the cab from road driving position at the front of the vehicle rearward to an elevated position for crane operations.

AmQuip operates a fleet of tower cranes, crawler cranes and industrial carrydeck cranes as well as all terrain cranes up to 550 tons capacity, hydraulic truck cranes up to 110 tons, and rough terrain cranes up to 130 tons.

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