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Double first for East Cork

Ireland’s East Cork Crane Hire has taken delivery of the first 120 tonne Liebherr LTM 1120-4.1 and 700 tonne LTM 1650-8.1 All Terrain cranes to arrive in the country.

The four axle LTM 1120 features a 66 metre main boom plus a 10.8 to 19 metre bi-fold swingaway, 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. The crane has been supplied with two winches and a boom tip camera. It also features a Stage V engine and Liebherr’s VarioBase and VarioBallast systems.
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East Cork has taken the first Liebherr LTM 1120-4.1 in Ireland

The eight axle LTM 1650-8.1 has been supplied with the 80 metre boom and a 21 to 91 metre luffing jib plus Y-guiying system to offer hook heights of up to 151 metres and radii up to 112 metres. Similar to the LTM 1120, it features a Stage V engine plus Liebherr’s VarioBase and VarioBallast systems, however it also features the manufacturer’s ECOdrive and ECOmode systems to help reduce fuel consumption.
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The company has also taken the first LTM 1650-8.1 in the country

Managing director Aidan Kelleher, said: “We are delighted with our new LTM 1650, it is an upgraded replacement for our LTM 1500-8.1 which has given years of reliable service. The crane is a great fit for our fleet with its increased load capabilities and operator friendly controls and of course all of this comes with Liebherr’s good quality aftersales service.”
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The new LTM 1650-8.1 on its first job

Established in 1987, family run East Cork Crane Hire was founded by Tom and Catherine Kelleher and is now run by Aidan Kelleher. The company runs a crane fleet ranging from a 13 to 800 tonnes.