Irish rental company BCS crane hire has taken delivery of a 230 tonne Liebherr LTM 1230-5.1 as part of its ongoing fleet renewal programme.
The new five-axle crane features an eight-section 75-metre main boom and an 11.5 to 20-metre bi-fold swing away extension that can be hydraulically offset by up to 40 degrees. Up to three seven-metre inserts can be added between the boom nose and swing away to give a maximum tip height of 113 metres )with the main boom extended to 68 metres). Further extension options/combinations are possible for a maximum tip of 116 metres with all of the extension luffing.
Limerick-based BCS ordered the new LTM1230-5.1 with a high specification, the new crane comes with VarioBallast adjustable counterweight, and the latest VarioBase Plus outrigger set up and monitoring system, along with full remote control of all crane functions plus winch and boom nose cameras. This single-engine crane features ECOmode and ECOdrive systems and can travel with up to 22 tonnes of its 72 tonnes maximum counterweight.
Directors William and Ciaran Cussen said: “The LTM 1230-5.1 is a great addition to our fleet. It is a very versatile machine and with the ever-changing demands in the industry it will fit in perfectly”