07/18/2016 LTM 1200-5.1 for Argentina – Gruas Londres adds Liebherr mobile crane to its fleet

  • The first mobile crane with VarioBase® supplied to Argentina
  • The Liebherr LTM 1200-5.1 features a 72m telescopic boom
  • It will mainly be used in the petrochemicals industry

Argentine crane rental company Gruas Londres S.A. recently took delivery of a Liebherr LTM 1200-5.1 mobile crane. Rising demand for crane work in the petrochemicals industry resulted in this investment in a 200-tonne mobile crane. The 72-metre telescopic boom and VarioBase® variable support base were the main reasons for choosing the Liebherr LTM 1200-5.1.

From left to right: Enrique Garnero (Liebherr-Argentina S.A.), Alberto Szakalicki (Gruas Londres S.A.), Felix Mussotter (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH)

From left to right: Enrique Garnero (Liebherr-Argentina S.A.), Alberto Szakalicki (Gruas Londres S.A.), Felix Mussotter (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH)

Alberto Szakalicki, Managing Director of the Argentine company, came in person to the manufacturing plant in Ehingen to take delivery of the crane. He says, "To date a 90-tonner was our largest mobile crane. The LTM 1200-5.1 expands the capacity of our crane fleet significantly upwards so that we can now handle work which was previously not possible. The Liebherr 5-axle crane is very manoeuvrable and therefore perfect for the constricted conditions we find in petrochemical plants."

In addition to the 72m telescopic boom, for which Gruas Londres S.A. also ordered a 36-metre lattice jib, the VarioBase® was a major reason for choosing the crane. Particularly in constricted conditions, Liebherr's variable support significantly enhances safety and also allows higher lifting capacities in many areas. The LTM 1200-5.1 will primarily be able to use all these strengths for the construction and maintenance of refineries and chemical plants since they are the main areas of use which Gruas Londres is planning for its new 200-tonne crane.

Alberto Szakalicki sets out other reasons for choosing Liebherr: "Liebherr cranes are very reliable and powerful. Liebherr also provides excellent service even in Argentina and we also have very good personal contact with the Liebherr team."

Gruas Londres S.A. operates 7 cranes with lifting capacity is between 23 and 200 tonnes and employs 12 people. The company has been providing excellent crane work services for 38 years and has proved to be a reliable partner, particularly in the petrochemicals industry.