Roll-Lift USA, the North American division of the Dutch rental company, has taken delivery of a 220 tonne Liebherr LTR 1220 telescopic crawler crane.
The LTR 1220 features a 60 metre main boom and is fitted with a 12.2 to 22.2 metre bi-fold swing-away, which can be extended further with two seven metre lattice sections. It can lift its maximum capacity at a radius of three metres. This will be the third LTR 1220 in the fleet.
Roll-Lift USA president Denis Brouwer said: “As a heavy lifting and transportation company we operate a full range of crawler cranes. Having introduced these machines to the various contractors we see that the market has an appetite for this type of cranes. I think that the days of mechanical cranes are over, and that the LTR machines will have the future for supporting the construction industry.”
“We have decided to name the cranes after one of our employees. It was a habit when I started working in this industry, the first crane I ever met was Big Molly. We have named this latest LTR 1220 crane Bubba, after our colleague who took care of the purchase.”
Part of the Dutch International heavy lift and transport company Roll Group which is part owned by Frans van Seumeren, Roll-Lift was established in 2011 to provide mobile cranes for the group’s heavy moving business and outside projects. Roll-Lift USA is based in South Dayton, Texas and runs a fleet consisting of a wide range of lifting equipment, including All Terrain and crawler cranes, as well as a wide range of heavy transport equipment.