11/23/2015 First LTM 1300-6.2 delivered to South Africa – Marlboro Crane Hire trusts in Liebherr mobile cranes

  • Liebherr delivers LTM 1300-6.2 mobile crane to Marlboro Crane Hire (Pty) Ltd
  • The South African company sets value on long telescopic boom
  • Long-term partnership based on trust and reliability

The Marlboro Crane Hire fleet has featured the very latest crane technology since September 2015. Liebherr delivered an LTM 1300-6.2 mobile crane to the South African crane rental company. One of the main reasons for selecting the Liebherr crane was its 78-metre telescopic boom. Furthermore, the long-term partnership between the two companies is based on trust and absolute reliability.

From left to right: Neville Wright (Marlboro Crane Hire (Pty) Ltd), Roelof Wallace, Frank Pfister (both Liebherr-Africa (Pty) Ltd), Oliver Dalais, Kathleen Machado (both Marlboro Crane Hire (Pty) Ltd)

From left to right: Neville Wright (Marlboro Crane Hire (Pty) Ltd), Roelof Wallace, Frank Pfister (both Liebherr-Africa (Pty) Ltd), Oliver Dalais, Kathleen Machado (both Marlboro Crane Hire (Pty) Ltd)

Marlboro Crane Hire (Pty) Ltd is one of the leading crane service providers in South Africa. The company is based in Johannesburg and has a workforce of over 250. The majority of the cranes in their large fleet have been supplied by Liebherr. The two companies have enjoyed a long term partnership. "Liebherr supplies us with reliable cranes, excellent service and good support", said Mr Oliver Dalais, owner of Marlboro Crane Hire. Liebherr-Africa (Pty) Ltd opened for business in Springs in 1958 already. Two additional branches in Cape Town and Durban serve our customers adequately and our four spare parts warehouses throughout South Africa enable Liebherr to provide its renowned good local service.

The LTM 1300-6.2 fills the gap in the Marlboro Crane Hire fleet between an LTM 1250-6.1 and an LTM 1400-7.1. The LTM 1400-7.1 can now be utilised fully for jobs suitable for its load capacity class, since the new crane will take care of 300-tonne range work. In the past the LTM 1400-7.1 had to do work for which it was actually too large.

Oliver Dalais was particularly interested in the long telescopic boom on his new crane: "A large radius is often required for hoisting work in this class. The long boom on the LTM 1300-6.2 measuring 78 metres is therefore a real benefit for us since we will no longer have to fit a folding jib or luffing jib for many jobs." In addition the LTM 1300-6.2 delivers outstanding load capacity values. It is the most powerful 300-tonne machine on the mobile crane market.

The 6-axle crane is the first crane from Liebherr to feature the innovative single-engine concept. The engine in the crane chassis powers the hydraulic pumps in the superstructure via a mechanical shaft. The benefits of this concept include reduced maintenance work and lower weight, which can be used for load-bearing components. Oliver Dalais from Marlboro Crane Hire also focused on the good design of the chassis: "The LTM 1300-6.2 provides easy access to the engine which is very important to us."

Marlboro Crane Hire (Pty) Ltd attaches great value to long-term business relationships and provides its customers with good, reliable cranes. The company has a fine reputation in the industry and is also attempting to enlarge its customer base and expand into new regions.