bC India 2013 sees Liebherr selling a record number of flat-top cranes.
During bC India 2013 that was held in February 2013 in Mumbai, representatives from two Indian companies signed contracts for the delivery of a total of 14 flat-top 85 EC-B 5i cranes. The cranes are manufactured by Liebherr CMCtec India at its Pune facility. Present at the contract signing were the Managing Directors of both companies Sai Infraa Equipments and Gopalan Enterprises as well as Jan Liebherr, associate of the Liebherr Group of Companies, Dominique Tasch, Managing Director of the German production plant Liebherr-WerkBiberach GmbH, David Griffin, Regional Sales Manager at Liebherr-WerkBiberach GmbH, and his Indian sales team at Liebherr India.
Sai Infra Equipments has ordered a total of 12 brand-new 85 EC-B 5i Flat-Top cranes with free- standing hook heights of 38 m, including six with the climbing system presented at bC India 2013. Sai Infra is expanding its tower crane rental fleet in use across the whole of India. Sai Infra and Liebherr CMCtec India have also agreed to continue their collaboration for the coming years, previously initiated with the acquisition of several Liebherr tower cranes, including two 71 EC-B 5, an 30 LC and multiple used machines.
The management team of the company Gopalan Enterprises signed a contract at bC India 2013 for two new 85 EC-B 5i flat-top cranes, including one with a climbing system. The business relationships with Gopalan have developed positively over the past few years. Over the past year, the Bangalore-based company has already purchased one Liebherr 71 EC-B 5 flat-top crane. Both new machines are being used in a largescale project in Bangalore.
The Liebherr 85 EC-B 5i flat-top crane
The 85 EC-B 5i flat-top crane offers a maximum load capacity of 5,000 kg and a lifting capacity at the jib head of 1,300 kg, with a maximum radius of 50 m. The 85 EC-B 5i offers a streamlined 85 LC tower system with new pin connection, optimised for use with the top crane section. For climbing inside the building, as well as for external climbing, the 85 LC tower system with 3.9 m tower sections offers a high level of flexibility. Hook heights up to 278 m can be achieved using the climbing system.