Trevose, PA, USA-based AmQuip Crane Rental has ordered four Liebherr LR 1500 crawler cranes from Liebherr Cranes, Inc. Introduced at Liebherr's Customer Days in June 2015, the LR 1500 has a lifting capacity of 500 tonnes (550 USt). This is the first order of the new crane by a customer in the United States, Liebherr said.
AmQuip General Manager Kurt Butcher, who saw the introduction of the crane at Liebherr-Werk Ehingen in Germany last June, said: “The LR 1500 brings an opportunity to our clients with its small footprint but increased load chart capacity. In fact, the LR product range has been instrumental in the growth and success of AmQuip, and the future looks very promising. We are looking forward to continually advancing our company’s heavy lift goals by adding the LR 1500s to our fleet.”
The deliveries of the AmQuip machines will begin in the spring of 2017 with the first unit scheduled to be on display at the Liebherr stand at ConExpo 2017. The remaining units will follow throughout 2017 into 2018. The LR 1500s will be the largest Liebherr crawler cranes in AmQuip’s fleet.