Stevenson Offers Sneak Peak of Midwest’s First LTR 1100

Tue December 16, 2008 - Midwest Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Stevenson Crane hosted a select group of civil contractors for a demonstration of the new LTR 1100, Liebherr’s 120 ton (109 t) telescopic crawler crane, at its Bolingbrook, Ill., facility Nov. 26.

The LTR 1100 operates as a hybrid combining the quick set-up of an all terrain and the off road maneuverability of a crawler crane.

In a construction market where contractors are doing more, with less, they turn to specialty equipment like the telescopic crawlers to get their jobs done more efficiently.

“Here at Area Equipment we’re always looking for innovations in our industry to allow us to perform at the best possible level,” said Joe Fracasso Jr., president of Area Equipment.

After sitting in the operators’ seat of the new crane, Fracasso told the group, “with its healthy pick and carry chart, compact foot print, and great mobility, this LTR 1100 will have a place on many of our bridge jobs.”

The LTR 1100 mobilizes with just three truckloads and requires no assist crane for set-up. During the open house, a Stevenson operator and oiler had the crane set-up, counterweights stacked and ready to hoist in less than 30 minutes.

“Stevenson is always looking to bring the newest lifting technology to our customers,” Stevenson Crane’s President Donna Stevenson remarked at the demonstration. “By taking delivery of only the sixth LTR 1100 in the country, we are now able to build upon our partnerships with local and nationwide contractors.”

Stevenson Crane Service is a full service equipment company offering tower cranes, truck cranes, rough terrain cranes, all terrain cranes, crawler cranes and industrial cranes for rent. Stevenson’s fleet also consists of Herkules and Xena portable cranes and lifting systems, construction hoists, material handlers and a full line of aerial work platforms.

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