23 September 2015, 14:48
US company expands its crane fleet with an LTM 1400-7.1
The Liebherr LTM 1400-7.1 is one of the largest mobile cranes in Michigan
McNally-Nimergood relies on safety, quality and experience
US company McNally-Nimergood Co. recently expanded its crane fleet with a new LTM 1400-7.1 mobile crane. This Liebherr all-terrain crane delivers a lifting capacity of 400 metric tonnes or 500 US tons. This makes the LTM 1400-7.1 one of the largest mobile cranes in Michigan.
“This crane is a terrific addition to our modern fleet. Despite its relative size, the machine is surprisingly manoeuvrable”, says Jeff McNally, President and CEO of McNally-Nimergood. “We spent nearly a year looking into the purchase of a new crane. There are a number of things to consider when buying a piece of equipment this large.”
After the mobile crane was manufactured and assembled by Liebherr in Ehingen, it was loaded on to a large freighter to start its long journey to Baltimore, Maryland in the USA. 13 low loaders were waiting to transport the crane and all its equipment to the McNally-Nimergood site in Saginaw. Once it had arrived in Saginaw the McNally-Nimergood team erected the crane, conducted tests and commissioned the heavy duty crane. McNally-Nimergood is the first crane contractor in Michigan to have an LTM 1400-7.1 in its fleet.
The new addition to the McNally-Nimergood fleet delivers a load capacity of 400 metric tonnes or 500 US tons. It has a maximum radius of 100 metres or 325 feet. “We had plenty of visitors during the assembly”, remarks Jeff McNally, who has been in the construction and crane rental industry for over forty years. “You could literally see our new crane from over a mile away.” After undergoing the commissioning procedure, the LTM 1400-7.1 has completed several jobs in the Michigan area.
The Liebherr mobile crane adds to a crane fleet operated by McNally-Nimergood Co. which includes more than twenty other mobile cranes. Founded in 1946 the company is a leading provider of crane rental, rigging, heavy haul, and lifting services throughout Michigan. For almost seventy years the family-run company has been striving to satisfy the wishes of its customers for safe, time and cost-effective jobs in full. McNally-Nimergood relies on safety, quality and long experience in these efforts.
Source: Liebherr-International Deutschland GmbH