09/17/2021 More power in the Caribbean: Força strengthens crane fleet with Liebherr LTM 1400-7.1
- Força relies on Liebherr to buy used cranes
- LTM 1400-7.1 significantly strengthens the range of services offered by the Caribbean company
- Wide range of boom combinations suitable for a broad spectrum of applications
The crane and heavy haulage company Força Diseño & Ingenieria SRL from the Dominican Republic has almost doubled its range of lifting power for crane work: a new addition to the fleet is an LTM 1400-7.1 with a maximum lifting capacity of 400 tonnes. Previously, the 220-tonne LTM 1220-5.2 was the company's most powerful crane. Força now operates one of the largest mobile cranes in the entire Caribbean.
Within the past year, Força has acquired six used Liebherr cranes, including two Liebherr LTM 1130-5.1, one LTM 1200-5.1 and one LTM 1220-5.2. The company has again placed its trust in crane manufacturer Liebherr for its latest investment, the LTM 1400-7.1. Company owner Jhon Modesto explains: "With Liebherr we have the opportunity to buy used cranes that have been technically tested and are in perfect condition or have been repaired by Liebherr. Based on our good experience, we have again purchased directly from Liebherr. With the new 400-tonne crane, we are expanding our product range significantly upwards. This makes us the market leader both in the Dominican Republic and throughout the Caribbean."
Força cites the compact design of the 7-axle crane, its easy manoeuvrability and adjustable counterweight radius, as well as the wide range of boom combinations as important criteria in its decision to buy the LTM 1400-7.1. For example, the company purchased the crane with complete equipment such as telescopic boom guying, fixed and luffing lattice jib. Força is thus ideally equipped for the planned operations in the fields of steel construction, power plant construction, wind power and mining.
"At Liebherr we find the right cranes with the equipment we need for our requirements. The quality is excellent”, Modesto reports.
In addition to crane rental, Força also offers heavy haulage and operates as a civil engineering company. Therefore, with around 90 employees, the company also operates numerous heavy-duty vehicles and construction machinery in addition to 20 all-terrain and truck cranes.