March 6, 2013
March 6, 2013-The ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp. announces the acquisition of seven (7) Liebherr cranes, including the all-new LTM 1750-9.1. This blockbuster 900-ton all terrain crane, the second of its type to come to the U.S., looks to be a game changer for large mobile cranes, both on the road and on the jobsite.
A 9-axle 18-wheeler, the Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 was designed to fill the gap between Liebherr's 600-ton and 1500-ton ATs. Rated at 900 tons, the behemoth LTM 1750-9.1 offers unprecedented mobility, transportability, and quick assembly-all on a chassis no longer than that of a 600-ton crane. The road-friendly LTM 1750-9.1 can travel at less than 155,000 lbs GVW by easily removing the complete telescopic boom, the upper engine, and the rear outriggers. Yet when the crane reaches the jobsite, the shorter but stronger-than-average boom can be self-installed with the aid of an auxiliary rolling power pack and without the use of a specialized boom launch trailer. The rear outriggers also self-install-so quickly that one outrigger can be done in less than 10 minutes. No assist crane is needed to assemble the crane except for the front outriggers. The machine's particularly short set-up times have never been seen on a crane this size until now. Additionally, if the complete superstructure is removed using the included quick-disconnect, a GVW of less than 90,000 lbs can be achieved, which is unheard of in a crane of this class.
Another unprecedented feature is the availability of crab steering mode on the fly; that is, the LTM 1750-9.1 gives the driver the ability to seamlessly switch between standard steer and crab steer without needing to raise an axle. This feature makes the crane super mobile on tight job sites, where it can more easily maneuver between other equipment and structures.
The advent of this huge and highly versatile new AT will be a boon in wind farm work, where it can take over the job of a typical 900-ton crawler with greater directional mobility along with the ability to traverse uneven, rutted, and often muddy terrain. The revolutionary design should also prove invaluable in power plants and processing plants, where tight areas are the norm.
Michael L. Liptak, president of the ALL Family of Companies, says, "This LTM 1750-9.1 AT is going to be a game changer for 900-ton machines due to its transportability and self erection capabilities. Liebherr is at the forefront of this kind of innovation."
The total Liebherr buy includes five (5) all terrain cranes: the previously mentioned LTM 1750-9.1; an all-new 235-ton LTM 1130-5.1; and three additional models already represented in the fleet-a 220-ton LTM 1200-5.1; a 200-ton LTM 1160-5.1; and a 500-ton LTM 1400-7.1.
Rounding out the full seven-crane package are two (2) of the new 50-ton compact truck crane, the LTC 1045-3.1. The LTC 1045-3.1 provides the excellent travel capability of traditional all terrain cranes, and, with its compact design and telescoping boom, can also be the ideal lift equipment for operations in confined spaces. ALL loaded their LTC 1045-3.1 units with the optional telescopic crane cab, which brings the driver up to eye level at 25 feet high, providing the best possible line of sight for assembly and loading work.