Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH recently delivered an LTM 1500-8.1, to mark its 30,000th mobile cranes supply to customers. The Liebherr 500-tonner was supplied to the Mexican company Grupo DPH, a crane and heavy load contractor. In reaching its decision to buy from Liebherr, one of the major factors for Grupo DPH was the existence of Liebherr Mexico S.de R.L, a sales and service subsidiary founded in 2013.
The LTM 1500-8.1 was handed over in the port of Salina Cruz in the south of Mexico. It shuttled between loading the generators at the distribution centre and a nearby wind farm where it erected tower segments weighing 68 tonne. The next jobs for it include pre-assembly work for oil platforms. The 500-tonner from Liebherr has been on the market for 16 years and 450 units have already been supplied, establishing the model as the reference crane in the 500-tonne class.