Liebherr flies south for Norwest

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A 100 tonne capacity Liebherr crane is being used for the first time down under by a Port Hedland hire company.

Liebherr flies south for Norwest
Norwest Crane Hire ordered the first Liebherr LRT 1100-2.1 rough-terrain crane for Australia.


A Port Hedland-based crane hire company took delivery of the first Liebherr LRT 1100-2.1 crane in Australia last week.

Norwest Crane Hire managing director Bernie Johnson says the 100 tonne capacity rough-terrain crane, which he acquired alongside a LTM 1300-6.2, brings the total number of Liebherr cranes in his fleet to 18.

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"It’s exciting to have the first crane of this type with us on site. The LRT 1100-2.1 offers a huge degree of flexibility in the field," he says – with the machine currently working on a construction site.

Liebherr says one of the LRT 1100-2.1’s key features is its a strong telescopic jib, which has a total length of 50 metres.

The VarioBase variable supporting base boosts flexibility on the construction site, as crane can also be safely used in confined areas. The system also increases the crane’s lifting capacity.

Johnson says the new crane represents a major expansion of his company’s deployment options in the Pilbara.

"It’s important to me to offer my customers reliable cranes and to have a service partner I can rely on," he says.

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