Family-owned since 1946, the company has been using Liebherr cranes for 30 years, Liebherr said. Its diverse fleet includes low-loader and lorry-mounted cranes as well as vacuum lifting equipment used for glazing.

Bernard Hunter provides crane hire to Scotland’s central belt, to northern England, and offers additional services to industries with requirements in metal recycling, end-of-life vehicles (ELV), processing, and storage. processing equipment and machinery movement.

Bernard Hunter’s contracts director, Mark Rafferty, explained the purchase of the LTC 1045-3.1 will increase the fleet’s capabilities in confined spaces: “We are delighted with this extremely versatile crane which has opened up a whole new range of capabilities for our crane hire operations.

“Tight spaces and low headroom are no problem for this compact machine and we have already completed successful lifting contracts on dockside applications and machinery installations inside factories. Once again, Liebherr has succeeded in making a small crane with big lift capabilities and the elevating cab is a superb feature.”

Liebherr has pushed forward innovations with the design of the LTC 1045-3.1 that make its dimensions compact, while providing a lifting cab that raises crane drivers to an eye level of approximately 8m allowing greater visibility of the site area and greater safety.

Unique to the LTC 1045-3.1 among all mobile cranes, Liebherr said, a variable single-cab concept is a highlight of its engineering. This allows for a smaller footprint and improves drivers’ visibility during travel. The crane cab is configured for better travel by telescoping on an arm to the front of the vehicle, where it may then be mechanically secured.

Liebherr said the LTC 1045-3.1 is intended for use as a ‘taxi’ crane, weighing 36t with an axle load of 12t including the 6.5t counterweight, double swing-away fly-jib, and hook block.

To supplement its crane hire operations, Bernard Hunter also has a wide range of non-mechanical plant available for hire, including concrete and tipping skips, man baskets, forks and lifting beams.