Biggleswade (Great Britain), November 2019
Peterborough-based Crowland Cranes has recently taken delivery of its latest new Liebherr, a full specification LTM 1090-4.2 mobile crane including a double fly jib, Liebherr’s unique VarioBaseÒ system and VarioBallast®, which enables changing between two different ballast radii quickly and easily.
This 90 tonne, four-axle LTM 1090-4.2 can travel with an axle load of 10, 12 and 16 tonnes and in the UK can travel complete with its 22.5 tonne counterweight and fly jib. This capability, coupled with its 60 m telescopic main boom, means that it is a versatile model in the UK’s four-axle crane market. ECOdrive and ECOmode reduce fuel consumption and noise emissions. VarioBase® and VarioBallast® come as standard. The latter enables the LTM 1090-4.2 to achieve maximum lifting capacities with a larger ballast radius, whilst the smaller radius option provides benefits in constricted working conditions. The new crane’s entire counterweight can be removed quickly to reduce axle loads to 10 tonnes per axle with 0 tonne counterweight duties possible. And the LTM 1090-4.2 also boasts a narrow 2.55m chassis and generous storage
Crowland Cranes’ Managing Director Peter Issitt said of the company’s new Liebherr: ‘The new LTM1090-4.2 has been well received by our customers and it’s already proving to be a very versatile machine and sits well within the current fleet of our other four axle cranes. With its compact chassis, 60 meter main boom, VarioBase® and VarioBallast® it is already being specifically requested by our clients for tasks where limited space is available.’