The LTM 1230-5.1 has an eight-section 75-metre main boom and an 11.5-to 20-metre bi-fold swingaway extension that can offset by up to 40 degrees. Up to three seven metre inserts can be added between the boom nose and swingaway for a maximum tip height of 113 metres.
On-board technology includes Liebherr’s ECOmode, ECOdrive, VarioBallast and VarioBase systems.
Liebherr has finessed the geometry of the outriggers on this machine to get greater lifting capacity from a more compact base. At the rear the maximum support width to the side is 8.1 metres and to the front 7.4 metres. The front outriggers are single-stage, the rear ones are double-stage.
APH Cranes & Access is part of Abba Plant Hire and the JMH Group of construction-related companies. APH director Tracy Bourne said: “We at APH Cranes, pride ourselves with moving with an ever changing market. We needed a versatile replacement for our old 200-tonne crane. The new Liebherr LTM1230-5.1 was the obvious choice.”
Although APH's LTM 1230-5.1 is the first of this model in England, it is not the first in the UK; that one went to what was formerly Whyte Crane Hire in Scotland (now Whyte Crane Services, following its administration).