Lithuanian crane rental company Strele Logistics has taken delivery of a 450 tonne Liebherr LTM 1450-8.1 All Terrain crane.

The eight axle LTM 1450-8.1 can travel complete with its 85 metre main boom in place, along with outriggers and hoist within 12 tonne axle load limits. The crane was delivered by Lithuaian Liebherr distributor Alfis LT and is the first LTM 1450-8.1 to be delivered to one of the Baltic states.

Director Kestutis Slavinskas said: “We want to expand our heavy load crane activities in Latvia and Estonia, which is why we decided to buy the 450 tonne model. 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.”

“We are very flexible in being able to get the crane to any site. 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.”

Established as Mechanizacijos valdyba Nr.10, in 1972, in 1991 it became Ma┼żeikiai State Crane Company and renamed Ma┼żeiki? str?l? after it was privatised in 1992. JSC Str?l? Logistics is the crane rental subsidiary of the group which operates from seven locations in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Sweden. It currently runs a fleet of 40 cranes with capacities from 35 to 500 tonnes, and employs 62.