Canadian crane rental company LaPrairie has taken delivery of nine Liebherr cranes.
The order includes four 90 tonne LRT 1090-2.1 Rough Terrain cranes, one 130 tonne LTM 1130-5.1 All Terrain crane, one HS 8100 duty cycle crawler crane, and three LTR telescopic crawler cranes. They will be used in the construction and mining industry as well as in the oil and gas sector.
Director and vice president of operations Reagan LaPrairie said: “We chose the new cranes based on Liebherr's superior factory products and long term value and utilisation that we have experienced in their All Terrain Cranes and the LTR fleet that we have in use. Liebherr provides the best product when it comes to cranes and how they keep working in extreme cold operating conditions.”
“It was an easy transition from our current fleet of Liebherr's All Terrain cranes when it came to training our people on the new LRT cranes due to the similar systems on their All Terrain cranes. The features on these cranes are really operator friendly. So the operators are happy, the mechanics are happy and our customers are happy – that's why I have to say the LRT is clearly a winner in my books. I think Liebherr really got it right on these Rough Terrain cranes - they were listening to the crane guys when they designed it.”
Based in Calgary, Alberta, western Canada, family owned LaPrairie is part of the LaPrairie group of companies and employs around 500 employees, with locations in western Canada and northern USA. The company runs a fleet of 95 cranes.