06/03/2019 Prototype at the Bauma persuaded Friderici to order the Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1 mobile crane
- Friderici expands its crane fleet upwards
- LTM 1650-8.1 designed for maximum performance
- Value retention of Liebherr mobile cranes and after-sales service were major criteria
Swiss crane and heavy haulage contractor Friderici Spécial SA Transports ordered an LTM 1650 8.1 at the Bauma. Liebherr unveiled its new 8-axle mobile crane at the trade show in Munich for the first time. The eight-axle crane is designed to deliver maximum performance. It continues the successful concept of its predecessor, the LTM 1500 8.1, featuring two telescopic boom versions – the LTM 1650-8.1 will be available with 54 and 80-metre telescopic booms.
The new LTM 1650-8.1 will expand Friderici’s crane fleet upwards. General Manager Jean-Paul Friderici explains: “The lifting capacity and radius requirements of our market are increasing. That is why we are investing in a more powerful mobile crane. The LTM 1650-8.1 is revolutionary, a very innovative crane. Its enormous capacity on eight axles totally convinced us. We have also had a good deal of positive experience with the LTM 1500-8.1. We have great confidence that Liebherr has launched yet another outstanding crane in the form of the LTM 1650-8.1.”
Friderici is planning to use its new mobile crane for a very wide range of work including jobs in industry, the construction sector and for infrastructure projects. That is why the company decided to order an extensive range of equipment including telescopic boom guying and a luffing jib.
The Friderici family has been involved in the transport business since the end of the 19th century. From its beginnings as a regional company, it developed into a national and then, after the Second World War, an international company. Today, the family-run company with its 160-strong workforce is managed by the fifth generation of the family and has massive experience in exceptional international transport and complete 3-D planning. Friderici bought its first crane in 1961. Today, the company has 18 mobile cranes, over 50 % of which have been supplied by Liebherr. Jean-Paul Friderici says: “We have been working with Liebherr mobile cranes for 55 years and are very satisfied. Their resale prices are good and stable. Liebherr’s reliable after-sales service is another important criterion for us.”