07/24/2015 Mexican company GMVykon expands fleet with a Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 mobile crane

  • The first ever LTM 1750-9.1 in Mexico
  • New 750-tonne model is the largest crane in GMVykon's fleet
  • Presence in Mexico and good service behind the decision to buy Liebherr

Liebherr recently completed the first delivery of an LTM 1750-9.1 crane to Mexico. At the start of July, Mexican crane contractor GMVykon took delivery of the new 750-tonne crane at the Liebherr factory site in Monterrey (Mexico). The 9-axle mobile crane represents a major upwards expansion of the company's fleet and it is now the most powerful crane in the vehicle pool. GMVykon gave its reasons for buying from Liebherr as its well-known good service and its direct presence in Mexico.

From left to right: Mathias Ehrlich (Liebherr Mexico), Hector Garza (GMVykon), Jochen Kühn (Liebherr Monterrey), José Cortez (GMVykon), Tobias Böhler (Liebherr Mexico)

From left to right: Mathias Ehrlich (Liebherr Mexico), Hector Garza (GMVykon), Jochen Kühn (Liebherr Monterrey), José Cortez (GMVykon), Tobias Böhler (Liebherr Mexico)

GMVykon has been using two Liebherr cranes for some time and has now bought its first Liebherr new crane. “The modern design of the crane, the fact that it can be driven with the boom and its enormous load capacities and hoist heights make it an ideal crane for us, since we operate on a wide range of sites in Monterrey and throughout Mexico”, says company proprietor José Cortez. With this in mind, GMVykon bought the LTM 1750-9.1 with a complete range of equipment, including Y guying, a telescopic boom extension and a 91 metre luffing lattice jib.

GMVykon believes that the Mexican market is very positive for large cranes. José Cortez continues, “Mexico has good prospects with many large infrastructure, industry and energy projects. Modern, safe cranes will help us to complete these projects. We decided on Liebherr since Liebherr supports its customers with a direct presence and reliable after-sales service in Mexico. This made the decision to expand our fleet with a large crane an easy one.”

Its first job took the crane to complete installation work in a steel mill, with its next jobs being in the crude oil industry.

LTM 1750-9.1 all-terrain crane

The key feature of the Liebherr nine-axle crane is that the entire telescopic boom can be conveyed on public roads. To support cost-effective usage around the world, a wide variety of transport weights and axle load versions have been made possible by the design of the LTM 1750-9.1. In terms of its construction, this Liebherr mobile crane is designed for particularly short setup times. When the LTM 1750-9.1 arrives at the site with its telescopic boom and front supports it can install the rear supports using the optional additional support on the rear of the vehicle without the need for an auxiliary crane.

GMVykon

GMVykon in its current form has been trading since 2009 as the successor to Gruas Monterrey which had been in the crane hire business since 1971. GMVykon has a total of over 100 cranes and a workforce of 300. The fleet includes off-road cranes (RT), truck cranes (TT) and all-terrain cranes (AT). In the recent past the company has invested heavily in AT cranes with load capacities of between 220 and 400 tonnes. GMVykon's head office is in Monterrey and it also has offices in Mexico City and Saltillo. The company's core business is completing hoisting work for industry for maintenance, new-build and expansion projects. The company is also involved in heavy haulage and hiring working platforms.