UK rental company McGovern Crane Hire has taken delivery of a 230 tonne Liebherr LTM 1230-5.1 All Terrain crane and ordered a 50 tonne LTC 1050-3.1 with the latest rope boom telescope system.
Named Big Ned, the five axle LTM 1230-5.1 features an eight section 75 metre main boom and an 11.5 to 20 metre bi-fold swingaway extension that can offset by up to 40 degrees. Up to three seven metre inserts can be added between the boom nose and swingaway for a tip height of 113 metres. Features include the company’s VarioBallast, VarioBase Plus, ECOmode and ECOdrive systems as well as remote controls, a winch and a camera system on the boom tip. The crane is now the largest crane in the company’s fleet, succeeding a 220 tonne model.
McGovern’s managing director, Kieran McGovern said: “Being our flagship machine, the LTM 1230-5.1 has been named ‘Big Ned’ taking over from our recent 220 tonne machine. The flagship cranes have always been named after Eddie McGovern’s Grandfather who initially supported Eddie to start E.J. McGovern Crane Hire. Since its delivery, it has been very busy which I believe is thanks to what this crane has to offer. We have secured numerous contracts for the machine solely down to it being as competitive as some six axle cranes.”
The three axle LTC 1050-3.1 features a four section 38 metre main boom plus a nine to 16 metre bi-fold swingaway extension. Scheduled for delivery later this year, the crane will feature the company’s new rope type telescopic boom system introduced at the start of the year - see: New boom option for Liebherr LTC 1050-3.1.
Established in 1995, McGovern Crane Hire is based in Derbyshire, England and runs a fleet of cranes ranging from 13 to 230 tonnes.