Movitram Gruas S.A.S. of Colombia took delivery of its new 240-U.S.-ton Liebherr LTM 1220-5.2 all-terrain crane in mid-June, making it the largest crane in its fleet. The family-managed crane and heavy haulage logistics company is based at the heart of Columbia’s “Coffee Triangle”, made up of the Caldas, Risaralda, and Quindío districts.
Although the official crane handover was made by the sales and service team of Liebherr Colombia SAS in July at the Movitram Gruas headquarters in Pereira/Dosquebradas, the crane arrived weeks earlier at the Port of Cartagena. The port is 560 miles from Movitram’s headquarters, and it took three days for company employees to transport the crane to its new home.
“Crane jobs in Colombia are becoming more and more complex, and therefore require sophisticated, top-quality technology, which must be combined with high lifting capacities, reliability, and above all economy,” said Carlos Enrique Parra Ibagon, managing director of Movitram Gruas. “The variable VarioBase support base provides our customers with higher lifting capacity and greater flexibility in restricted site conditions. The 22-meter (72-foot) folding jib system makes the crane the most powerful five-axle machine in the region and the perfect investment for erecting our own tower cranes.”
Founded in 2012, Movitram Gruas has a workforce of about 25, and it is involved in heavy haulage and rental of mobile and tower cranes.