25.10.2021

First new LR in Colombia

Colombian crane rental and transportation company Transportes Montejo has taken delivery of the first new Liebherr crawler crane to have been sold in the country, in the form of the 600 tonne LR 1600/2-W narrow-track crawler crane.

The LR 1600/2-W has been specially designed with wind farm jobs in mind with its narrow track configuration offering an overall width of just 5.8 metres. It can also travel with up to 108 metres of main boom and a 12 metre fixed jib. Large cruciform swing-out outriggers, positioned to the front and rear of the crane, can be used to improve crane's stability when required.
The new LR 1600/2-W hand over in Ehingen

Company owner Fernando Monetjo, said: “We needed a crane for use at wind farms and the LR 1600/2-W is ideal for that purpose. Moving the crane on its narrow track gear is an enormous advantage on narrow roads and routes. Demand is high as our country wishes to undertake a number of wind power projects. The LR 1600/2-W is suitable for an enormous range of work and delivers impressive lifting capacity. Liebherr was also able to offer us an incredibly short lead time.”
(L-R) Felix Mussotter of Liebherr with Fernando Montejo of Transportes Montejo and Julio Fuentes of Liebherr Colombia

Based in Cundinamarca, Transportes Montejo runs a fleet of more than 90 mobile and crawler cranes as well as a range of transport and heavy haulage vehicles. It also operates in Venezuela and Panama.

Comments

Sherm
Wishing you great safety and success in this new venture. It must be a great feeling to pioneer this technology and service in the country of Colombia.

Oct 29, 2021
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