Italian company Magis has taken delivery of a new LTM 1750-9.1 mobile crane from Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH. It will strengthen the crane fleet at the crane and heavy haulage contractor based in Taranto. Magis buys all its new mobile cranes from Liebherr, as its fundamental corporate principles include keeping up with current developments in safety and sustainability and ensuring reliability and competitiveness.
Andrea Caroppi, Technical and Commercial Director and Member of the Board of Directors at Magis S.r.l. comments:
“The reasons for the investment in such an important vehicle are very wide-ranging and varied. The new crane expands the capacity of our portfolio. As for all the other new machines in our fleet, the decision was made to purchase from Liebherr because the company stands for technical reliability, performance, innovation, and an eye for detail.”
Before buying the LTM 1750-9.1, Magis looked very closely at the alternatives to the machine. Over the last four years, the crane and heavy haulage contractor has been renewing its fleet in stages. The important feature in this process was that the new machines must include the latest developments in safety and sustainability and also be able to meet current reliability and competitiveness standards.
“At the end of all our deliberations, we decided on a Liebherr telescopic mobile crane, which delivers a high level of mobility as well as short set-up times whilst also being powerful in its various configurations”,
adds Andrea Caroppi. Another criterion in deciding on the LTM 1750-9.1 was its great flexibility for operating in all sectors.
Wide range of uses with powerful boom systems
The 9-axle LTM 1750-9.1 can carry its complete telescopic boom when driving on public roads. Due to its high lifting capacities and variable boom system, it can cover a wide range of jobs in the industry, infrastructure, and the energy sector. Its Y-telescopic boom guying enables the crane to achieve enormous lifting capacities. The all-terrain crane is designed to ensure particularly short set-up times and great mobility. The extensive comfort and safety equipment, such as load charts for various wind speeds, round off the concept for the LTM 1750-9.1. An 800-tonne upgrade has been available since 2020, making this mobile crane significantly more powerful.
Most powerful crane in the Magis fleet
The LTM 1750-9.1 is now the flagship in the Magis fleet. It is now the most powerful crane operated by the company and will replace an LTM 1500-8.1. The planned range of uses for the new LTM 1750-9.1 at Magis is extremely varied. The potential areas of work include both the new construction and demolition of plants and structures in the industrial sector, for example, steelworks, chemical and petrochemical plants, and prefabricated components, as well as the erection and maintenance of wind farms.
“We believe that a crane of this type and capacity will enable us to complete hoisting work which has previously been beyond us, for example for the erection of wind turbines”,
continues Andrea Caroppi.
Magis S.r.l. based in Taranto in southern Italy has 18 employees. The ISO-certified company has been active with mobile cranes and many other industrial sectors for almost 40 years. Its work includes the installation and maintenance of wind farms, and the erection and removal of metal structures, bridges, roads, and railway viaducts. Its portfolio also includes the assembly of prefabricated houses and the demolition and renovation of steel plants as well as work on cement plants, chemical, and petrochemical plants, and refineries. Magis’ core national and international business is the completion of large hoists, cranes, and lifting platform rental as well as special and heavy haulage services. Over the last four years, Magis S.r.l. has pursued the objective of completely updating and expanding its crane fleet. Today its fleet comprises almost exclusively new Liebherr mobile cranes, from the LTM 1100-4.2 to the LTM 1750-9.1. The company already has plans to buy an LTM 1650-8.1.