Ainscough Crane Hire will take delivery of two Liebherr LTM 1450-8.1 all-terrain cranes this spring as part of its strategy to invest in new innovations. Currently operating a 450-strong fleet of unrivalled diversity across its 30-depot network, the new cranes will be available nationwide via the company’s heavy cranes division.
Arriving in March and May, the cranes have a powerful 85-metre telescopic main boom a swingaround fly jib and a full range of lattice fixed and luffing jib attachments, it also has variable outrigger base and VarioBallast® meaning it can operate in tighter situations.
The LTM 1450-8.1 is manufactured to accommodate a variety of transport weight and machine axle configurations, making it one of the most road-friendly 8-axle All Terrains on the market.
“Owing to the new cranes’ flexibility, there is great potential for it to operate on infrastructure projects, wind farms, refineries and city centres where some larger cranes do not have the space to work. It can be delivered to a site and assembled quickly maximising uptime for us while positively improving productivity for our customers.” Says Janet Entwistle, Ainscough’s CEO.
The flexibility of the machines is a key part of their attraction to Ainscough. Its VarioBallast® system, removable main beams and outriggers along with its single-engine design, make it stronger, lighter and with less transportation.
“It all adds up a mix of easy maneuverability, reduced set up times and significant lifting power. These innovations add real value to our customer’s. ” concluded Entwistle.