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Falkirk debut for new Liebherr crane

9 Dec 16 Horizon Reinforcing & Crane Hire Ltd in Falkirk has taken delivery of the UK’s first Liebherr LTM 1250-5.1 mobile crane.

Horizon's LTM 1250-5.1
Horizon's LTM 1250-5.1

The LTM 1250-5.1 is a 250-tonne class crane on five axles. It is Horizon’s 11th crane and its second Liebherr.

A key feature of the new arrival is its VarioBase system, which allows the outriggers to be set up asymmetrically if there’s not much space and the crane’s computer automatically recalibrates lifting capacity accordingly.

It also has VarioBallast, where the counterweight can be pushed back to increase capacity or pulled in if space is restricted.

Horizon managing director Steven Dougall said: “We’re excited to take delivery of the UK’s first LTM 1250-5.1 and are looking forward to seeing our clients put the very strong lifting duties of this crane to use in the wide range of operations that its variable counterweight tailswing will make possible. It also has the benefit of VarioBase so will come into its own where space is restricted making it a very useful addition to our fleet.”

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