04/16/2016 Liebherr cranes for Ideal Crane Rental Inc.

The owners of Ideal Crane Rental Inc. together with Liebherr’s Ron Schad in front of an LR 1300SX crawler crane at Bauma.

The owners of Ideal Crane Rental Inc. together with Liebherr’s Ron Schad in front of an LR 1300SX crawler crane at Bauma.

The crane rental company Ideal Crane strengthened its fleet with four 81 K, a 6 tonnes self-erecting tower crane manufactured in Biberach, Germany, an LTR 1100, a 100 tonnes capacity telescopic crawler crane from Ehingen, Germany and also with an LR 1300SX, a 300 tonnes capacity lattice boom crawler crane produced in Nenzing, Austria.

Representatives from all three Liebherr companies agreed that it is not unusual to be able to complete sales of cranes to companies at the Bauma trade fair but it is somewhat exceptional to be able to sell cranes from all three of Liebherr’s crane producing companies to a single customer at the same event. Gernot Schranz, president of Liebherr Nenzing Crane Co. stated: “Being able to do business with Ideal Crane Rental by providing market leading cranes from each of our crane producing companies is very rewarding. We are pleased to have the opportunity to be a part of Ideal Crane’s future growth and success.”

Bob Kalhagen, owner and CEO of Ideal Crane Rental Inc. commented on the purchases: “We were impressed with what Liebherr had to offer in each of the crane types that we looked at. Our experience with Liebherr cranes we currently own has been excellent and we decided that the reputation and value provided by their crawler and tower cranes were a good investment. Additionally, Liebherr’s stability, growth and investment influenced us. Their ability to build such a tremendous company as a family owned business resonated with the vision and culture of Ideal Crane Rental.”