Polish energy company PGE GiEK has taken delivery of the 40,000th Liebherr mobile crane delivered so far in the form of a 100 tonne LRT 1100-2.1 Rough Terrain crane, which was delivered alongside a 30 tonne LTM 1030-2.1 All Terrain.
The two axle LRT 1100-2.1 features a five section 50 metre main boom and a 10.5 metre swingaway extension, along with the Variobase variable automatic outrigger set up system. The LTM 1030-2.1 offers a 30 metre main boom plus a 15 metre bi-fold extension. The new cranes will be used for maintaining and repairing mining machines, building access roads on mining sites and for installing and dismantling conveyor belts.
Liebherr Ehingen sales director Christoph Kleiner said: “Thank you very much to PGE for the decades we have been partners. We are delighted to celebrate this special anniversary together with one of our loyal LTL and LTR series customers. You can rest assured that we will continue to do everything in our power to continue our successful collaboration.”
PGE have been using Liebherr cranes for many years with the oldest unit still in service being an LTL 1080, built in 1991, which has clocked over 19,100 hours of service so far.
Liebherr opened its Ehingen plant in 1969 and supplied its 20,000th mobile crane in 2006. The second 20,000 took less than half that time - just 14 years - with number 30,000 delivered in 2012 and now the 40,000th in 2020.