Titan-size ATs22 November 2012
New Zealand-based Titan Cranes bought four cranes including an Liebherr 350t LTM 1350-6.1 all-terrain mobile crane this year, and says customers want larger cranes.
The company is modernising its crane fleet with three new all-terrain models and one truck crane.
The purchase of the Liebherr LTM 1350-6.1 is part of a two-year business and capital purchase plan to buy larger cranes.
Titan Cranes CEO, Gordon Stone said, "The Liebherr crane is an im-portant part of our future plans. It will replace our current mobile crane, and although bigger than its predecessor, the LTM 1350-6.1 is an extremely versatile crane for its size and will cover a wide range of lifting work."
The LTM is housed on location in the southern part of the North Island, working between Wellington and New Plymouth.
The LTM 1350-6.1 350t six-axle capacity crane is equipped with a 70 m telescopic boom system plus the Liebherr self-erecting Y-guy system.
With the 78 m luffing lattice jib attachment, it can reach a hook height of 134m and maximum working radius of 96m, Liebherr said.
Gordon Stone says Titan Cranes has worked hard in the last few years to move away from anchoring cranes to one particular operation. "Today we have cranes and staff moving more often between operations to achieve higher utilisation," he says. "Our long-term business plan is comprehensive, and addresses both our operational needs and our financial goals."
Stone said, "We identified a need for additional modern all-terrain cranes, hence three of the new cranes are all-terrain models, and one is a truck crane,"