General Crane USA expecting delivery of large Liebherr order
18 April 2008
The first Liebherr LTR 1100 120 ton capacity telescopic crawler crane to be brought into the US will go to General Crane USA in Pompano Beach, FL. The crane is one of nine Liebherr models the company ordered in summer 2005.
“We think the telescopic crawler will be a good addition for a number of reasons,” said Jim Robertson, managing partner of General Crane. “This crane is self-contained. It's easy to transport without much to erect and dismantle. It will work well on our ground conditions in Florida. It will be good on tight sites, where there isn't a lot of room to work.
“We are expecting the first of the nine machines to be delivered in December,” said Liebherr's John Ryall, “and the remainder of the units to be delivered during the first part of 2007.”
In this particular deal, General Crane USA ordered the telescopic crawler and eight all-terrain cranes, including the 80 ton capacity LTM 1070-4.1; the 110 ton LTM 1090-4.1; the 120 ton LTM 1100-5.2; two 190 ton LTM 1160-5.1; the 300 ton LTM 1250-6.1; the 500 ton LTM 1400-7.1 and the 600 ton LTM 1500-8.1.
The LTM 1500-8.1 and LTM 1160/5.1 will also be the first machines of their type sold in to Florida, Ryall said.
General Crane is also has five new Liebherr crawler cranes on order, with delivery of the first one in December as well. “We ordered three LR 1160s and two LR 1300s,” said Robertson.
He said the cranes are a part of a strategic expansion on the part of his company to pursue business throughout the southeastern and western US.