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Bernard Hunter adds compact new Liebherr to its fleet

1 Dec 11 Edinburgh-based crane hire firm Bernard Hunter has taken delivery of the UK’s first Liebherr LTC 1045-3.1.

The 45-tonne capacity mobile crane is a hybrid design with all terrain capability but city class-style compact dimensions for restricted and indoor jobsites and a single elevating cab for both driving and crane operations.

For road travel, the crane cab is pushed to the front of the vehicle on a telescopic arm and secured in position mechanically. For crane operations the cab is raised up on the arm by up to 7.5m.

The three-axle LTC 1045-3.1 is designed as a taxi crane, which means that its total weight of 36 tonnes - 12 tonnes per axle - includes the complete 6.5 tonnes of counterweight, the 7.5m to 13m double swing-away fly-jib and hook block. The main boom length is 36m when fully extended. The model was launched by Liebherr at Bauma 2010.

Bernard Hunter contracts director Mark Rafferty said “We are delighted with this extremely versatile crane, which has opened up a whole new range of capabilities for our crane hire operations. Tight spaces and low headroom are no problem for this compact machine and we have already completed successful lifting contracts on dockside applications and machinery installations inside factories.”

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