Liebherr-Great Britain has supplied the UK’s first 50 ton capacity LTC1050-3.1 compact mobile crane to Middlesex, UK-based Lee Lifting Services. The new crane joins the LTM1040-2.1 and LTM1060-3.1 which both are recently purchased from Liebherr as well.
Constructed around a compact all-wheel-steer chassis providing 6.1-metre turning circle, the LTC1050-3.1 is fitted with a 36m, five-section main boom. It has an additional 13m bi-fold swing-away fly jib with 1.5m integrated assembly jib, which Lee Lifting has taken with set sheaves and cross hook, giving a maximum lift of 25 ton and a possible manual offset of 20, 40 and 60 degrees.
One of the first jobs assigned to the LTC1050-3.1 was to provide support to three of their other cranes at the ExCel Exhibition Centre in London during the preparations for this year’s Boat Show. The LTC1050-3.1 was teamed with LTM1055 and LTM1060, 55 and 60 ton respectively to assist in the unloading of various sizes of a boat entering the show arena.
The crane is powered by a 354 HP, six-cylinder Mercedes Benz engine mounted at the rear of the chassis to provide the ideal weight distribution. The engine is stage IV final and meets the latest European emissions regulations.
A striking feature of the compact city crane design is the single-operator elevating cabin to improve the operator’s view. Mounted on a telescopic arm, the cabin can be moved towards the front of the crane when in road-going mode, providing the operator with the best forward and lateral view. When in lifting mode, the cab can be raised to give a maximum eye-level of 7.8m. The cab also tilts 20 degrees to the rear to allow the operator an unrestricted view of a suspended load.
Lifting operations are overseen by Liebherr’s LICCON2 system, which ensures that the crane stays within safe limits at all times.
All three of Lee Lifting Services’ Liebherr cranes have been supplied with VarioBase, which allows each crane support to be extended to any length individually for operation in constricted spaces.