Lelieur takes delivery of Liebherr mobile crane
By Lewis Tyler06 June 2022
As part of a planned renewal of Lelieur Levage’s fleet, the company has taken delivery of a Liebherr LTM 1230-5.1 wheeled mobile telescopic crane.
The 230 tonne capacity model replaces an LTM 1220-5.1 and takes its place in the fleet between 130 and 300 tonne capacity units.
According to the French company, which will be updating its fleet with around 30 cranes; sustainability and the well-being of personnel on and around the site were “major criteria” when deciding to purchase the crane.
Other areas that Lelieur prioritised were reducing fuel consumption, exhaust emissions and noise pollution. With its Ecodrive technology the LTM 1230-5.1 reduces consumption by adjusting its ZF TraXon gearbox. In turn, this also reduces noise emissions.
“The Liebherr cranes that we invest in are always state of the art and enable us to minimise our fuel consumption and reduce noise emissions”, said Eric Lelieur, owner of Lelieur Levage. “That means that they help to make work on sites as green as possible and ensure the well-being of the site workers and local residents.”
Lelieur also looked at high capacity and boom length as key criteria for any new crane. According to Liebherr, the 75 metre longest telescopic boom featured on the crane is “one of the longest” in its class and can be combined with a 43 metre fixed jib.
“Liebherr machines deliver excellent comfort and safety”, adds Lelieur. “The fact that all the models and different machines have the same controls is a major benefit.”