French company Mediaco has purchased two used lattice boom cranes from manufacturer Liebherr.
The cranes, an eight-year-old 1600/2 crawler crane and a nine-year-old LG 1750 mobile crane, have been repaired and repainted, with new signwriting and warranty.
Mediaco Managing Director Alexandre-Jacques Vernazza said purchasing used cranes delivered the company a range of benefits, with shorter lead times and lower investment.
Liebherr cranes are renowned for retaining their value. Purchasing used cranes direct from the manufacturer also gives us security,” he said.
The LG 1750 began work after delivery on the Grand Paris infrastructure project, one of the largest construction sites in Europe, while on of the first jobs the LR 1600/2 was implemented in was the installation of a 140 tonnes bridge in Blois, around 200 kilometres south-west of Paris.
To help meet Mediaco’s needs, Liebherr retrofitted derrick ballast with VarioTray for both of the cranes. The LG 1750 was also supplied with an additional winch and modified ballast supports to ensure 12.5 tonne and 10 tonne slabs can be used.
Liebherr Sales Manager Used Cranes Bernd Rechtsteiner said crane customers who order machines from Liebherr can obtain finance more easily, as banks and leasing companies appreciate the security the company offers as a manufacturer.
“Furthermore, the investment is lower than for a new crane and the cranes are generally available more quickly,” Rechtsteiner said.