Crane contractor JSC “Strele logistics” has added to its fleet with a new Liebherr LTM 1450-8.1 mobile crane. The long telescopic boom, outstanding load charts and the economy of the Liebherr single-engine concept on the eight-axle crane were the main points behind the investment in the new crane.
Kestutis Slavinskas, Owner of JSC “Strele logistics” personally took delivery of the LTM 1450-8.1 in July at the Liebherr Plant in Ehingen. “We want to expand our heavy load crane activities in Latvia and Estonia, which is why we decided to buy the 450-tonne model”, says Slavinskas. He summarises the reasons behind the purchase decision: “The 85 metre telescopic boom and outstanding load charts makes it a perfect match to our LTM 1500-8.1, which has been a successful member of our fleet for several years. We also decided to buy a Liebherr crane as a result of the quality of the machines, the excellent service and the fact that they retain their value.”
To enable the crane to be driven on all roads throughout the world in compliance with national axle loads, the total weight of the eight-axle machine can be reduced from 96 tonnes to 52 tonnes. “We are very flexible in being able to get the crane to any site”, explains Slavinskas and continues: “The main area of use for the crane in the future will be industry and the erection and dismantling of wind turbines, which may require different axle loads.” Its 84 metre luffing jib enables the JSC “Strele logistics” LTM 1450-8.1 to reach a hook height of 131 metres.
The company was founded in 1972 with the name “Mechanizacijos valdyba Nr.10”, which then became the “Mažeikių strėlė” public limited company in 1992. JSC “Strėlė Logistics” is a subsidiary with seven branches in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Sweden. The company currently has a 62-strong workforce and owns 40 cranes. Its large number of mobile and crawler cranes means that the company is a leading crane rental company in the Baltic states.