Australian crane contractor MCG Cranes Pty Ltd based in Thomastown (Victoria) recently took delivery of a used Liebherr LTM 1350-6.1 mobile crane, the 10,000th used crane to be supplied by Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH since the company was founded. The market leader for mobile cranes is also the largest used crane dealer in the world.
The LTM 1350-6.1 is an addition to the top end of the MCG Cranes fleet. It is now the company’s largest all-terrain crane.
“The design of the ballast and the Y-guying to increase the lifting capacity convinced us of the quality of the LTM 1350-6.1 from the very start,” says Glenn Martin, owner of MCG Cranes. Other performance features, such as the boom length of 70 metres and the good lifting capacity values at large radii, also helped with the decision in favour of the LTM 1350-6.1. As a result of the current lead time for a new LTM 1350-6.1, the option to buy a used crane was very welcome to the owners of MCG Cranes, Mick, Glenn and Danny Martin. Another criterion in favour of obtaining a Liebherr used crane through the Australian Liebherr branch, was purchasing a machine which had been inspected and tested by the manufacturer as well as the good partnership between MCG Cranes and Liebherr-Australia Pty Ltd over the last few years. “We were able to work very well with Mick, Glenn and Danny from the outset. The decision to buy the used crane was made very quickly and all three provided us with great support from the beginning to the delivery”, says Tom Grady, Used Crane Manager at Liebherr-Australia Pty Ltd.
Liebherr has a large selection of used mobile and crawler cranes. Crane experts inspect every machine before it is sold to ensure that used cranes also deliver maximum safety. Depending on what the customer wants, inspections, technical acceptance procedures and even complete factory renovations with new paintwork and signwriting are possible. Liebherr can even supply its own used cranes with a warranty – a service which only one manufacturer can provide.