Press releases | 09/07/2017 Most powerful 5-axle crane in Colombia's Coffee Triangle: MOVITRAM GRUAS enters a whole new dimension with Liebherr mobile crane

  • The LTM 1220-5.2 is now the largest crane in the MOVITRAM GRUAS fleet
  • High lifting capacities and VarioBase® were major purchase criteria
  • The LTM 1220-5.2 is the most powerful 5-axle crane in Colombia's Coffee Triangle

Colombian crane contractor MOVITRAM GRUAS S.A.S. took delivery of its new LTM 1220-5.2 in mid-June. The high lifting capacity and reliability of the mobile crane and its variable VarioBase® support system were the main reasons behind the purchase.

From left to right: Georg Ries (Liebherr Colombia SAS), Carlos Enrique Parra Ibagon and Daniel Ortiz (both from MOVITRAM GRUAS S.A.S.) at the key handover ceremony

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In action: the new LTM 1220-5.2 erecting a tower crane

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Carlos Enrique Parra Ibagon, Managing Director of MOVITRAM GRUAS explains: "Crane jobs in Colombia are becoming more and more complex and therefore require sophisticated, top quality technology which must be combined with high lifting capacities, reliability and above all economy. Liebherr mobile cranes satisfy these requirements in full. Since my factory visit to Ehingen, I have been completely convinced of that."

Set up superbly – even in restricted site conditions with VarioBase

The company took receipt of what is now the largest crane in its fleet in mid-June at the port of Cartagena around 900 km from its base. Its personnel transported the crane from the port back to Pereira/ Dosquebradas, to the company's headquarters over a period of three days. "The variable VarioBase® support base provides our customers with higher lifting capacity and greater flexibility in restricted site conditions. The 22-metre folding jib system makes the crane the most powerful 5-axle machine in the region and the perfect investment for erecting our own tower cranes, for example", explains Carlos Enrique Parra Ibagon.

The official crane handover by the sales and service team of Liebherr Colombia SAS took place in July this year at the MOVITRAM GRUAS site. The family-managed crane and heavy haulage logistics company is based at the heart of Columbia's "Coffee Triangle", made up of the Caldas, Risaralda and Quindío districts. It was founded in 2012. Currently, MOVITRAM GRUAS has a workforce of around 25. The company is involved in heavy haulage and in the rental of mobile and tower cranes.


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Wolfgang Beringer

Marketing and Communication

Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH

Dr.-Hans-Liebherr-Straße 1

89584 Ehingen