Grúas Roxu remains true to its policy of continuous renewal of its machinery fleet: a package of modern Liebherr mobile cranes equipped with innovative technology has been procured. The new cranes, ranging from 70 to 150 tonnes capacity, will replace part of the Spanish crane and transport company’s crane fleet. A factory-refurbished LTM 1500-8.1 complements the fleet in the upper lifting capacity segment.
To modernise its crane fleet, Grúas Roxu ordered ten mobile cranes from Liebherr Ibérica in May 2021, nine new cranes and one factory-refurbished used crane. The package of new cranes includes four LTM 1070-4.2, three LTM 1110-5.1 and two LTM 1150- 5.3. In addition, the Asturian company opted for a refurbished LTM 1500-8.1 to complement its fleet in the 500-tonne range. In the meantime, all deliveries have been made and the project is complete.
“The reason for our investment is nothing other than to renew our machinery fleet with new and innovative models from the Liebherr brand, which we have relied on for years,” says José Manuel García, president of Grúas Roxu.
Grúas Roxu took delivery of the world’s first unit of the Liebherr LTM 1110-5.1 mobile crane two years ago. There are now already four units of this crane type in the fleet. “With a 60-meter telescopic boom and a compact chassis, it is a very versatile crane with an enormously high lifting capacity. These characteristics allow us to gain efficiency and competitiveness,” declares the president of Grúas Roxu. We believe “that it is the most technically complete crane in its class in all its parameters, and that is why it makes a clear difference for us. Grúas Roxu is looking for the best in every case, and that was the main reason why we chose this model,” continues José Manuel García.
Grúas Roxu also pioneered the purchase of the first Liebherr LTM 1150-5.3 mobile crane in Spain. For the company, the acquisition of this crane model means continuing to be at the forefront of innovative lifting solutions. Roxu also highlights the versatility and large operating radius of the 150-ton crane. “The LTM 1150-5.3 is equipped with hill start assist for manoeuvring on slopes and mountains. This innovative technology, combined with the TraXon transmission, is a great help for us due to the terrain conditions and orography of our region,” emphasises José Manuel García.
The LTM 1070-4.2 is used by Grúas Roxu for a wide range of support activities, particularly in the company’s focus areas, such as industry, maritime projects, public works and wind energy. In addition, there is auxiliary work for large cranes, both inside and outside Asturias, where the company is based.
Used crane complements crane fleet
In addition to the modernisation plan for new cranes, Grúas Roxu also decided to invest in a factory- refurbished Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 mobile crane, which will allow the company to offer customised solutions to its clients. This is a model that offers great advantages thanks to its wide range of configurations, the possibility of transporting the crane fully assembled and its high lifting capacity. Currently, Grúas Roxu’s LTM 1500-8.1 is in operation at a wind farm, lifting wind turbine components. It joins the other four machines of the same model that are already part of its fleet. For larger tonnages, Gruas Roxu also operates two LR 1600/2 crawler cranes, one LTR 11200 telescopic crawler crane and one LTM 11200-9.1 mobile crane.
Grúas Roxu has a fleet of 172 cranes, 118 of which are from Liebherr. “The Liebherr product range is synonymous with success and guarantee. At Grúas Roxu, we rely on their quality and innovation because they have always given us exceptional results, are easy to use and represent a secure value in the future,” concludes José Manuel García.