News | 10/11/2018 Gruas Aguilar modernises crane fleet with seven new Liebherr cranes

From left to right: Tobias Böhler (Liebherr Ibérica), Luis Aguilar (Gruas Aguilar), Alvaro Hueso (Liebherr Ibérica)

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Gruas Aguilar based in Madrid has purchased seven new mobile and crawler cranes from Liebherr. The cranes have lifting capacities ranging from 50 to 1200 tonnes enabling the Spanish crane and heavy haulage contractor to modernise its fleet. The order comprises one LTC 1050-3.1 compact crane, one LRT 1100-2.1 rough-terrain crane, two LTM 1130-5.1 mobile cranes, one LTM 1230-5.1, one LTM 11200-9.1 and one LR 1600/2-W narrow track crawler crane.

The LRT 1100-2.1 will be the first Liebherr new series rough-terrain crane in Spain. Liebherr first unveiled the LTM 1230-5.1 at its customer days in June. Gruas Aguilar decided very quickly to invest in this new 5-axle crane with a 75 metre telescopic boom. The LTM 11200-9.1 is the largest telescopic crane sold in Spain since 2009.

The LR 1600/2-W narrow track crawler crane has been specially designed for wind farm jobs. With its crawler travelled gear measuring just 5.8 m wide, the fully equipped 600 tonne lattice boom crane can travel from one turbine to the next on the narrow tracks in wind farms. The crane supports are extended for hoisting work. Luis Aguilar, Managing Director at Gruas Aguilar, says: “We have been interested in the characteristics of the LR 1600/2-W for years, particularly its mobility on site and its lifting capacity. And then we decided that we had to have one of these cranes in our fleet. And it will make an important contribution to our new wind power division which we are currently establishing in our company.”

Another major factor behind the purchasing decision was the excellent service from Liebherr. Aguilar explains: “Liebherr personnel are always there for us. They provide support and solutions to the challenges we face. Spare parts deliveries are always fast and reliable. Liebherr’s after-sales service is genuine added value.” Aguilar also states that the fact that Liebherr cranes retain their value so well is another major criterion in the purchasing decision.