Electric fleet first sight

By Christian Shelton24 March 2021

The first Liebherr LR 1250.1 in the UK was bought last year by London-based Select Plant Hire, as reported here. It has now beeen transported from Liebherr’s production facility in Nenzing, Austria, to the UK and handed over.

According to Liebherr, it is the first machine “of a whole fleet of electrically driven crawler cranes” for Select. 

Select’s business unit leader Alex Warrington said, “Sustainability is central to all of Select‘s product development goals with the aim of contributing towards a zero carbon ambition. Select has not only invested in electric cranes but also electric concrete pumps, MEWPs, advanced technology electric tower cranes and hoists which have a much lower power consumption. We are also using solar and hybrid power solutions to reduce the requirement for large diesel generators.

“The industry is placing a much greater value on sustainability, energy consumption and zero carbon targets. Our aim is to play a key role in helping to drive this change across the industry by partnering with clients and contractors to deliver innovative solutions to this global challenge.”

People from Select Plant and Liebherr GB at the handover in front of the new electric crawler crane in Select's white livery Handover of the UK’s first Liebherr LR1250.1 unplugged electric crawler crane to Select Plant

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