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Third five-axle Liebherr purchased by crane hire company

Mantovani purchases a new Liebherr crane, the LTM 1150-5.3.

Italian crane hire company, Mantovani Global Services, has acquired a Liebherr LTM 1150-5.3 to expand its fleet of Liebherrs to three.

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Joining its LTM 1100-5.2 and LTM 1250-5.1 compatriots in Mantovani’s fleet, the new crane is set to be primarily deployed in the construction and naval port sectors according to owner Sandro Mantovani.

“We wanted to complete our fleet and eventually the LTM 1150-5.3 was the best choice. The crane convinced us with its versatility, its boom length and VarioBase system,” he said. “Despite its dimensions, the crane is compact, has great manoeuvrability, and economic efficiency.”


Liebherr’s five axle mobile crane can lift 150 tonnes at its maximum rated capacity, and also possesses a main telescopic boom length of 66m at which it can lift nine tonnes. The crane also comes with a lattice jib extension up to 26m to give the machine a maximum hoisting height of 92m and a maximum working radius of 72m.

According to the manufacturer, the crane’s single-unit engine design has allowed the crane to possess a larger telescopic boom with higher lifting capacities due to the overall weight reduction.

Capable of holding a total of 45 tonnes of counterweight, the crane is able to carry nine tonnes of ballast on public roads while complying with the 12-tonne per axle load limit. For Sandro Mantovani, this comes in especially useful, praising the crane’s capacity to complete jobs without requiring additional ballast transport vehicles and Liebherr’s innovation that allows it to do so.

“When it comes to Liebherr we always think of product features and technological innovations,” he said. “These two aspects are important for us and knowing that we have such a reliable partner means we can offer quality, services and safety to our customers in return.”

Commencing its operations in the 1950s, Mantovani today offers customers a complete crane service for heavy lifts. A wide range of services comprises mobile cranes with lifting capacities of up to 250 tonnes and booms of up to 90m.

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