Scottish crane hirer buys largest Liebherr to date

STODDART Crane Hire has snapped up the company’s largest Liebherr machine to date in the form of a new 230t LTM1230-5.1.

The north of Scotland-based business bought its first new Liebherr – an LTM 1060-3.1 – in 2016 and has since added several others ranging from 40t to 90t.

The five-axle LTM1230-5.1 was showcased on the Liebherr stand at the recent Vertikal Days exhibition before travelling north to Stoddart’s HQ at Muir of Ord.

The crane boasts a maximum load capacity of 230t, a 75m telescopic boom, a maximum hoist height of 111m, and a maximum radius of 86m.

Director Ewan Stoddart said, “We work all over the Highlands and Islands of Scotland in some remote and challenging locations. That is why we chose the LTM 1230-5.1 as its long boom, powerful duties and excellent manoeuvrability allow us to go the extra mile for our customers.”

A family business established in 2004, Stoddart specialises in all-terrain mobile and crawler cranes supported by a fleet of heavy haulage tractor units, trailers and Hiab lorries.