Argentinian heavy lift and haulage company Coamtra-Symco has taken delivery of two five axle Liebherr All Terrain cranes, a 230 tonne LTM 1230-5.1 and a 250 tonne LTM 1250-5.1 crane. It also has a 120 tonne LTM 1120-4.1 scheduled for delivery to its Montevideo location in Uruguay later this month.
The LTM 1230 features an eight section 75 metre main boom and an 11.5 to 20 metre bi-fold swingaway extension, while the LTM 1250-5.1 has a 60 metre main boom, plus bi-fold swingaway extension. Both feature Liebherr’s VarioBallast and VarioBase systems and will largely work in wind farm installation.
Company director Osvaldo De Bonis, said: “The cost of transporting the cranes is relatively low. They are very powerful and have long booms. On site, they are extremely flexible, fast, and above all safe to use. The VarioBallast and VarioBase systems make an enormous contribution to the safety of crane jobs and the prevention of accidents. They take a great deal of strain off the crane operator.”
The four axle LTM 1120 features a seven section 66 metre main boom topped by a 10.8 to 19 metre bi-fold swingaway extension, which offsets by up to 40 degrees. A seven metre insert extends the maximum tip height to more than 94 metres and offers a maximum radius of 64 metres.
Commercial director Xavier De Bonis, added: “We selected a compact, versatile machine in the form of the 120 tonne model. Initially we will be using the LTM 1120-4.1 at a paper factory as it requires very little space for the set-up process. It also has a long boom and outstanding lifting capacity values.”
Based in Buenos Aires, family run Coamtra-Symco provides heavy lifting and haulage services throughout South America, with locations in Argentina and Uruguay. The company runs a fleet of All Terrain and crawler cranes topped by a 600 tonne LR 1600/2 as well as a fleet of transport vehicles and jacking units.