More Liebherr MKs for Mediaco

French crane and access rental company Mediaco has taken delivery of a the first of six Liebherr MK88-4.1 mobile self erecting tower cranes. The units are part of a 10 unit order for MK mobile self-erectors placed at the JDL exhinition in June, for delivery this year. This unit will be based at Mediaco Est in eastern France. The other units in the order are three five axle MK 140-5.1 and one three axle MK 73-3.1.

The four axle MK 88-4.1 has a maximum lifting capacity of eight tonnes, and can handle 2.2 tonnes at its maximum radius of 45 metres with an under hook height of 30.2 metres. The crane can also operate with the jib luffed at 15, 30 or 45 degrees above horizontal for a maximum under hook height of 59.1 metres with a capacity of 1,850kg. Features include single person set up and operation with remote controls.

Once on site the crane can be plugged into an AC outlet and work all day with limited noise and no emissions. For sites with no power supply a diesel generator can be provided.

Marseille based Mediaco was founded by Jean-Jacques Vernazza in 1942, who built it into a successful maritime freight and forwarding business. In 1973 his son Christian-Jacques formed the crane division, with the purchase of a 72 tonne Grove TM800 - his first crane. He went on to build the business into a world class international company with a strong reputation, adding a substantial aerial lift fleet along the way. Today the company operates from 85 locations in France with 2,200 employees and a fleet of 3,000 machines, of which over 840 are cranes ranging from from 30 to 1,200 tonnes. Revenues are in the region of €400 million.