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New 450-tonne mobile crane arrives in Hungary

Hungarian company Mamut Daru has purchased its newest 450-tonne mobile crane, the Liebherr LTM 1450-8.1.

Hungarian company Mamut Daru Kft. Has taken delivery of a brand new 450-tonne mobile crane, the Liebherr LTM 1450-8.1.

The new Liebherr becomes the Hungarian company’s most powerful crane in its fleet, according to a press release from Liebherr, and marks the fourth telescopic crane from the German manufacturer to arrive at Mamut Daru in 2023. Already purchasing the Liebherr LTR 1100 telescopic crawler crane as well as 230-tonne and 300-tonne mobile cranes, owner and managing director of Mamut Daru, Csaba Balogh, said he was anticipating large demand for his flagship asset.

“Many new factories are being built; there is strong demand for steel construction projects where large crane radii are required,” he said. “We are also planning to use the LTM 1450-8.1 for the assembly of tower cranes.

“In addition, many buildings in Budapest are now taller than 70 metres,” he continued. “The long boom of the LTM 1450-8.1 is perfect here, and we also feel that our customers expect the latest crane technology from us.”

The standout feature of the 450-tonne mobile crane is its 85m telescopic boom, which can also be extended via the installation of a folding jib or attaching a fixed or luffing jib. According to the manufacturer, the eight-axle Liebherr has been designed for “…worldwide cost-effective mobility and fast, easy set-up on site”, which is compounded by the crane being capable of travelling on public roads with a 12-tonne axle load carrying its complete telescopic boom, all its outriggers and the complete hoist winch. Additionally, the crane comes with Liebherr’s patented technologies, such as VarioBallast, VarioBase, the single-engine concept or ECOmode and ECOdrive.

Citing the company’s future orders already placed for two more 230-tonne mobile cranes one 300-tonne mobile crane, Balogh praised the reliability of Liebherr’s cranes and the post-sale service provided by the manufacturer.

“If the crane can’t work, the entire construction site comes to a standstill, and Liebherr cranes are very reliable and retain their value particularly well,” he said. “We greatly appreciate the support from Pointed, Liebherr’s service partner in Hungary, and we will continue to increase the proportion of Liebherr machinery in our fleet in the future.”


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