- First 230-tonne Liebherr crane to be delivered to the Brazilian market
- Versatile boom with 75 meters length, one of the highest in its class
- Two in a whole: in addition to the 230-tonne machine, Guindastes Centro Oeste also bought the 300-tonne LTM 1300-6.2 to complement the fleet this summer
The first Liebherr LTM 1230-5.1 arrived in Brazil this month. Guindastes Centro Oeste’s new 230-tonne crane is the successor to the successful LTM 1200-5.1 and boasts one of the longest booms in its class, reaching a height of 75 meters. Additionally, the new 230-tonne crane offers, on average, 20% more lifting capacity than its predecessor. Equipped with VarioBase®, VarioBallast®, ECOmode, and ECOdrive technologies, this crane operates with maximum safety and efficiency.
200-tonne class cranes are highly demanded in the market. However, the customer needed an additional unit in his fleet offering a longer boom system to reach more height. The new 230-tonne crane fulfils this requirement: “We are expanding our fleet of machines above 200 tonnes. The characteristics of the telescopic boom, the versatility of a five-axle crane, and its high capacities and heights were motivating factors for acquiring this new model, which will carry out the tasks we have been handling with the LTM 1200-5.1,” says Diego Scopel, Owner of Guindastes Centro Oeste.“The LTM 1230-5.1 will be deployed in operations at steel as well as paper and pulp plants, in short, and medium-term projects, and in those that require high capacities in tight spaces,” he adds.
Fleet expansion with 300-tonne crane
In August this year, Guindastes Centro Oeste’s fleet will also include an LTM 1300-6.2. This 300-tonne crane features a single-engine concept, making it extremely efficient. It is also designed for a fast, simple set-up and comprises a 70-meter luffing lattice jib: “All our cranes over 100 tonnes capacity are from Liebherr, which makes managing parts, maintenance, and operator training much simpler,” says Scopel.
Furthermore, the owner of Guindastes Centro Oeste adds: “We understand how valuable it is for our customers that our services are carried out within the scheduled deadlines. Therefore, it is crucial that our equipment is reliable. This is the most important factor in equipment selection, and we know we can rely on Liebherr to achieve these goals.”
Guindastes Centro Oeste specializes in crane rental services for the steel, port, petrochemical, and pulp industries. Currently, the company has a fleet of 65 cranes, with 16 of them being Liebherr models. With over 30 years of experience in the market, the rental company employs 160 professionals. Its headquarters is located in the municipality of Serra, in the state of Espírito Santo, with a branch in Camaçari, Bahia.
Press release from Liebherr Guaratinguetá (Brazil), June 21, 2023.