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“Powerful and innovative” Liebherr purchased by GMB

GMB has purchased its largest mobile crane, the Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1.

Mexican crane and transport company, Gruas y Maniobras del Bajio (GMB), has taken delivery of a Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1, making it the largest mobile crane in its fleet.

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Previously, a 350-tonne mobile crane was the largest machine in GMB’s fleet, but the 700-tonne capacity Liebherr has now taken the throne in the Mexican company’s fleet as it seeks to expand its general operations in infrastructure, construction, industrial settings, and wind farm construction and maintenance. For a spokesperson from GMB, upsizing its fleet with a crane possessing a plus-500-tonne lifting capacity had been on the agenda for a while, but the Liebherr mobile crane presented itself as the forerunning option.

“When we saw the new crane in the Liebherr UpLoad magazine and on the website, we immediately realised that the LTM 1650-8.1, the successor to the legendary LTM 1500-8.1, was the best option among the 8-axle mobile cranes,” they said. “It is both powerful and innovative.”

Because of its intended use in a wide range of applications, GMB purchased its crane with both the 54m and 80m telescopic booms, Y-boom guying, and the complete luffing jib, giving the machine the capacity to reach maximum hoist height of 152m and lifting radius of 112m. GMB’s newest machine adds to its burgeoning fleet of 25 mobile cranes across various classes that, according to the Mexican company, predominantly features Liebherr’s machines.

“We call ourselves ‘The House of Liebherr in Querétaro’, because Liebherr is simply the best brand on the market,” said the company spokesperson. “We want to continue to grow, to be the leading crane company in our region and the best option for our customers. Liebherr mobile cranes help us to achieve this.”


GMB has purchased its largest mobile crane, the Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1.
The LTM 1650-8.1 has already proved its worth at GMB. Here in Queretaro, it can be seen installing 38-tonne pre-assembled energy units with a radius of up to 40m. Image: Liebherr/GMB.
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