First Liebherr LTM 1450-8.1 mobile crane in Serbia
The first LTM 1450-8.1 in Serbia has been handed over to the crane and heavy haulage company RT-trans d.o.o. This powerful 8-axle crane with a long telescopic boom offers excellent mobility worldwide.
Handover of the LTM 1450-8.1 crane to RT-trans (from left to right): Dusko Tadic with his son Matija Tadic (both RT-trans), Thomas Fiesel (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH) and Nikola Savkovic (D.S. Inzenjering).
- RT-trans d.o.o. is the first Serbian company to receive an LTM 1450-8.1
- LTM 1450-8.1: high mobility worldwide, short set-up time and large load capacity
- Uniform operating concept, high safety and fast service swung the decision in favour of Liebherr
For RT-trans, the uniform operating concept of Liebherr cranes, their safety features and the company's good working relationship with its local Liebherr sales and service partner were key factors behind its decision.
RT-trans d.o.o. is the first Serbian company to receive an LTM 1450-8.1 – the 450-tonne machine will expand its crane fleet. "Our volume of work and customer enquiries regarding this crane capacity have increased," explains company founder Rajko Tadic. "This crane is a good fit for our fleet as it offers additional benefits for us and our regular customers."
Powerful 8-axle crane with worldwide economical mobility
The LTM 1450-8.1 has been designed to ensure cost-effective mobility worldwide and fast, easy set-up on the construction site. Its powerful 7-section telescopic boom offers a maximum length of 85 metres. In addition, this large fast-erecting crane can travel on public roads with an axle load of 12 tonnes and a weight of 96 tonnes with the complete boom, all outriggers and the hoist winch.
For reduced axle loads and overall weights, crane components such as jib sections and outriggers can be removed quickly and easily. Dusko Tadic, Rajko Tadic's son and co-owner of RT-trans, says: "A very important feature of the LTM 1450-8.1 is that it can easily be brought down to a transport weight of under 72 tonnes. This will significantly reduce the cost of permits for oversized transports. It doesn't even require an auxiliary crane for assembly and disassembly."
Uniform operating concept and Liebherr service convince
In addition to the LTM 1450-8.1, RT-trans purchased an LTM 1050-3.1 and an LTM 1060-3.1 last year. "The uniform operating concept of Liebherr cranes, the positive feedback from our crane operators, the safety features and, above all, the cooperation with Liebherr sales and service partner DS Inženjering, who have supported us with excellent service for many years, all influenced our decision to choose Liebherr cranes," explains Dusko Tadic.
"It's important for us that the service team responds quickly so there are no interruptions and delays to our work. With the purchase of the new Liebherr crane, we have improved the most important aspect of our business, namely safety," adds Dusko Tadic. The new crane's main tasks at RT-trans will be in the areas of refinery and port handling, bridge construction and other current projects in Serbia.