13 Holger Amann, director, Liebherr Middle East (right), handing over the new Liebherr LRT rough terrain cranes to H. W. Pinto, founder and managing director, Al Faris Group.
range that allows unlimited turning. Both the cranes feature superb all-terrain manoeuvrability. Moreover, their ergonomic design makes them comfortable and practical for operators, ensuring better application in lifting operations, faster crane set-up time and faster operation,” says Pinto. According to Liebherr, the LRT 1090-2.1 has a 90t capacity with a 47m full power boom. Its bigger sibling, the LRT 1100-2.1, ups the capacity to 100t and sports a 50m pinned boom. The two cranes were unveiled last year at the Conexpo construction machinery trade show in Las Vegas. Both models are powered by a Cummins diesel engine developing 264bhp of power and a high 990Nm of torque. A six-speed powershift transmission from DANA and large 29.5 R25 tyres guarantee the required off-road capability for the two-axle cranes. The LRT 1100-2.1’s 50m telescopic boom has a Telematik telescoping system on which the various telescoping sections can be extended independently with a single cylinder. Stability is ensured with 14t of
counterweight. The lifting capacity of the LRT 1100-2.1 is around 15% higher than that of the LRT 1090-2.1, which features a 12t counterweight with its 47m telescopic boom, using a telescoping system that consists of a two-stage hydraulic cylinder with a rope extension mechanism. Maximum hoist heights are 66m for the 90t model and 69m for the 100t model, with maximum lift radius of 50m and 54m respectively. The VarioBase variable support base developed by Liebherr as standard on the new LRT cranes makes an important contribution to enhancing safety, allowing each individual outrigger beam to be extended to arbitrary lengths. The crane work is controlled by the load moment limiter within the LICCON controller, which precisely calculates the maximum load capacities for the current situation. This prevents accidents through human error during the assembly process and when hoisting loads. Liebherr adds that VarioBase also provides greater flexibility on job-sites. As a result of the increased lifting capacities when hoisting over the supports,
the crane can hoist loads normally reserved for the next higher crane class. As a comprehensive crane service provider, Al Faris will be providing qualified crane operators to its customers and also taking care of maintenance, Pinto explains. “Our operators have undergone Liebherr-specific training by the manufacturer’s competent product trainers, and so have our engineers, technicians, and all our service and maintenance teams. We have a stateof-the-art facility in Dubai for service and maintenance, with qualified technicians working to international standards. So our customers can rest assured that our cranes will be performing in peak condition. “This region is open to using new technology and is always excited about it. Our customers will prefer these cranes due to their added safety, faster setup and economical performance, resulting in cost savings. Al Faris is proud to be the first and so far the only company to offer these new Liebherr cranes to customers in the Middle East.”