UK's first Liebherr LTC 1050-3.1

1. February 2016 | Comments (0)

UK crane rental company Lee Lifting Services has added the UK’s first LTC 1050-3.1 city type All Terrain crane to its fleet.

The 50 tonne LTC 1050-3.1 - which supersedes the 45 tonne LTC 1045 - and joins the recently purchased 40 tonne two axle LTM 1040-2.1 and 60 tonne three axle LTM 1060-3.1. All three cranes are fitted with VarioBase outrigger system.

Lee Lifting Services has added the UK’s first LTC 1050-3.1 to its fleet

The LTC 1045-3.1 was launched at Bauma 2010, but needed a change of engine to meet the latest emission regulations. It is now powered by the latest six cylinder, Tier 4 final/EU Stage IV Mercedes engine. Being heavier engine it replaces required some changes in axle spacing, so Liebherr decided to take the opportunity to give the entire crane a re-vamp, including raising its maximum capacity to 50 tonnes.

The 36 metre, five section main boom can be extended with 13 metre bi-fold swingaway, with 1.5 metre integrated assembly jib which Lee Lifting has taken with set sheaves and cross hook, and manual offset of 20, 40 and 60 degrees.

One of its first jobs for the new crane was to support three other Lee Lifting cranes at London's ExCeL Exhibition Centre during the set-up of the London Boat Show. The LTC 1050-3.1 was teamed with a Liebherr LTM 1055 and LTM 1060 to unload and place boats in the show arena. The LTC 1050 has been specified with the elevating operator cab option – which can be raised to an eye level of 7.8 metres and tilted up to 20 degrees, to give the driver an improved view of the load.

The LTC 1050-3.1 was teamed with Liebherr LTM 1055 and LTM 1060s to assist in the unloading of various sizes of boat entering the show arena

At the Boat Show the raised cab allowed provided a much better view of the headroom between the load and the relatively low ceilings.