Allied Crane Hire adds mobile crane to fleet
By Niamh Marriott17 September 2021
South African crane and heavy transport company Allied Crane Hire has taken delivery of a Liebherr LTM 1230-5.1 wheeled mobile crane.
The 230 tonne capacity crane was chosen for its long telescopic boom and it support technologies VarioBallast and VarioBase. It will be added to its fleet of more than 80 mobile and crawler cranes used for construction, petrochemical, mining, wind and solar farm projects.
André Engelbrecht, managing director at Allied Crane Hire, said, “An important criterion for us in choosing the LTM 1230-5.1 was its 75 metre telescopic boom. This allows us to do many crane jobs without having to set up a lattice jib”.
With lattice extensions, the LTM 1230-5.1 reaches a maximum lifting height of 111 metres.
With VarioBallast, the ballast radius of the LTM 1230-5.1 can be adjusted between 4.8 and 5.7 metres. The VarioBase makes it the first crane to have an asymmetrical support base; the width is 7.4 metres at the front and 8.1 metres at the rear.
Engelbrecht said, “Operations in the petrochemical and mining industries are extremely challenging: little space, time pressure and constantly changing conditions. This calls for high flexibility from the cranes.”