Press releases | 04/19/2023 Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1: Reinforcement for Pergamo Sollevamenti

  • LTM 1650-8.1 becomes strongest crane in Pergamo Sollevamenti's crane fleet
  • LTM 1300-6.2 purchased in 2020 now in service at wind farm
  • Liebherr mobile cranes excel with versatility and long boom

The new LTM 1650-8.1 from Pergamo Sollevamenti S.r.l. will be the crane and heavy transport company's most powerful crane. The Italian family business already bought a Liebherr mobile crane two years ago and has had good experience with it. This LTM 1300-6.2 was used, among other applications, for repairs to a wind turbine in the Italian region of Molise. The flexibility of the Liebherr cranes and their telescopic boom length are particularly impressive.

Crane handover of the new LTM 1650-8.1 in Italy (from left to right): Raffaella Albano, Raffaele Cerullo, Antonio Pergamo, Francesco Pergamo, Anna Pergamo (all Pergamo Sollevamenti S.r.l.), Roberto Fazzini and Emanuele Perrone (both Liebherr-Italia S.p.A.).

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Use of the LTM 1300-6.2 from Pergamo Sollevamenti S.r.l. during the repair of an 80-metre-high wind turbine in the Italian region of Molise.

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The crane and heavy haulage company Pergamo Sollevamenti S.r.l. has taken delivery of a new LTM 1650-8.1. With a lifting capacity of 700 tonnes, it will be the strongest crane of the Italian family-owned company. "We chose the 700-tonne crane to increase the maximum lifting capacity of our fleet and to be able to serve the needs of our customers", says Managing Director Antonio Pergamo. The long telescopic boom was particularly convincing. The 8-axle crane offers a length of up to 80 metres.

LTM 1300-6.2 in service for wind energy

Pergamo Sollevamenti has already been able to gain good experience with a Liebherr LTM 1300-6.2 since the end of 2020. The 300-tonne crane is used by the Italian company in the wind energy sector, among others. It has carried out repair work on an 80-metre-high wind turbine at a wind farm in the Italian region of Molise. The old generator had to be removed and a new one installed. The 6-axle unit with its 78-metre-long main boom and a 12.5-metre-long folding jib was equipped for this.

Liebherr mobile cranes: versatile in use

"Our Liebherr cranes play an important role in our crane fleet because of their versatility", declares Francesco Pergamo. VarioBase® allows for requisite flexible support. This increases the safety and lifting capacity of Liebherr cranes. The LTM 1650-8.1 also features the VarioBallast®. The ballast radius can be infinitely varied between 6.3 and 8.4 metres with a simple hydraulic swivel mechanism. The small radius offers advantages in tight working environments. With a large radius, the crane reaches its maximum load capacities. The LTM 1300-6.2 and LTM 1650-8.1 also feature high mobility and short set-up times.

Purchase of further Liebherr cranes already planned

"We decided to purchase the Liebherr mobile cranes because we value sustainability, digitalisation and efficiency when renewing our fleet. Liebherr is the world's leading manufacturer of telescopic cranes", says Anna Pergamo, explaining the decision in favour of Liebherr mobile cranes. "We already plan to purchase more Liebherr cranes".

For more than 20 years, the family business Pergamo Sollevamenti S.r.l. has been mainly active in the wind power, petrochemical and industrial sectors. The management is jointly in the hands of the father Antonio Pergamo and his children Francesco and Anna Pergamo. In addition to the rental of mobile cranes and aerial work platforms, the company also offers work in the field of heavy transport.


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Wolfgang Beringer

Marketing and Communication

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