Falkirk-based Horizon Reinforcing & Crane Hire Ltd is a family business that has been operating for over 45 years and is into its third generation. Its fleet of cranes now runs to 18 in number and four of those are Liebherr cranes: two LTM 1060-3.1 mobile cranes, the newest of which was purchased in November as a machine replacement, an MK 88 Plus mobile construction crane and its most recent purchase, the LTM 1200-5.1 mobile crane.
The LTM 1200-5.1 has recently been delivered to replace Horizon’s LTM 1250-5.1 and has the advantage of a longer boom, which suits the company’s needs. Measuring in at up to 72 m, the very long telescopic boom is an outstanding feature of the five-axle LTM 1200-5.1 and the boom can be further extended using various lattice extensions and a folding jib. Its entire operating range features outstanding load capacities with the maximum load capacity at 200 tonnes.
Of the latest Liebherr machine to join Horizon Reinforcing & Crane Hire Ltd’s fleet, Managing Director Steven Dougall said: ‘We are impressed with the Liebherr product, the reliability is great and the build quality extremely sturdy. The product is backed up by a helpful and efficient aftersales and service department. The new crane itself is a great fit into our fleet and having the 76 tonne of counterweight and long boom means that it works really well for us.The variobase® and new advanced technology is utilised well for our complex contract lifts.‘