AmQuip Takes Delivery of Liebherr LTC 1045-3.1 City Crane in Boston


The LTC 1045-3.1 city crane from Liebherr, Ehingen, Germany, will make its United States debut this week on the streets of Boston in the fleet of crane rental company AmQuip, Trevose, Pa. The ultra-compact design of this model, coupled with the movable cab, were the key factors in AmQuip’s decision to purchase the crane.

Rated at 50-ton capacity, the three-axle crane offers all terrain capability for on and off highway travel, and is also compact enough for industrial applications inside warehouses and production halls. Unlike conventional all terrain cranes, the LTC 1045-3.1 has a single cab for both crane operations and driving. A telescopic arm moves the cab from road driving position at the front of the vehicle to an elevated position for crane operations, to give the operator a broader view of the job site. The LTC 1045-3.1 also gives the operator an unobstructed view in driving mode on the highway.

This single cab design allows vehicle length to be kept to 25‘3“ while its turning circle is 24 feet. It‘s low enough to pass through 10-foot-high doorways.

To work in the narrow streets and alleys of Boston, AmQuip was looking for maximum lifting power in a minimum sized machine. “After much research and comparing all the manufactures, Liebherr had the smallest crane bumper to bumper, longest boom and best capacity in the class,” says AmQuip president and CEO Charles Snyder. “The telescopic cab was also a factor in our decision. Having a better view of the jobsites means improved safety as well as improved overall productivity.“