Boom Crane Offers Safety, Innovation

The LRT 1090-2.1 boom crane blends safety with innovation.

The LRT 1090-2.1 boom crane blends safety with innovation.

German crane manufacturer Liebherr has re-entered the rough-terrain market. Impressed by the line’s capabilities and safety features, the ALL Family of Companies has pre-ordered 15 machines. The LRT 1090-2.1 is a 100-USt full power boom crane, set to debut at the 2017 CONEXPO-CON/AGG show (March 7–11, Las Vegas).

The LRT 1090-2.1 blends safety with innovation. The manufacturer’s VarioBase outrigger monitoring system enables each support to be extended to a different length while automatically delivering support status information to the operator. It’s ideal for maintaining safety and flexibility in the tight spaces encountered in today’s urban and industrial jobsites. It also allows for capacity when lifting over the supports.

The boom crane incorporates safety features into a modern package. The flat deck, electrically extendable cab platform, and multiple ladders minimize the risk of fall injuries. Controls are easy to understand. The attachment of the counterweight and installation of the jib are fully monitored by the boom crane during setup.

ALL Family of Companies Acquires Crawler Cranes, Aerial Lift Equipment

The ALL Family of Companies began the final quarter of 2016 announcing the acquisition of an equipment package consisting of large-capacity crawler cranes and aerial lift equipment, including boom lifts and telescopic forklifts. The two separate deals with leading-brand manufacturers Manitowoc and JLG will include 30 machines.
 
The Manitowoc purchase includes two 275-USt Manitowoc 999 crawler cranes. These crawlers are a combination of capacity, reliability, and versatility. Also joining the crawler fleet is a 220-USt Manitowoc 14000. With its long reach (up to 462 feet with the luffing jib attached), this is a versatile crane. “We are using them in steel mills, power plants, water treatment plants, wind farms, and many types of new construction. They can set steel and precast concrete, among a variety of other applications,” says Michael L. Liptak, president of ALL.
 
ALL Aerials, the company’s aerial equipment division, continues to experience demand for their inventory of equipment. The company’s new JLG package includes 17 telescopic boom lifts, with horizontal outreach ranging from 33 to 80 feet, as well as 10 JLG telescopic forklifts (telehandlers). These range from the JLG 642, with a capacity of 6,600 pounds, to the JLG G15-44A, the largest of JLG’s telehandlers, with a maximum capacity of 15,000 pounds. Telehandlers and boom lifts are maneuverable machines that offer advantages on crowded job sites. Their ability to work at awkward angles can directly affect productivity.
 
“Our crawlers and aerials are in demand,” explains Liptak. “We are responding to existing demand with these additional 30 units. We think the appetite for new-model equipment is strong, so we define ourselves by our commitment to a modern, technologically-advanced fleet.”

All-Terrain Cranes Feature Range of Boom Lengths and Lifting Capacities

The ALL Family of Companies has strengthened its all-terrain crane fleet with the addition of five Liebherr ATs.

The ALL Family of Companies has strengthened its all-terrain crane fleet with the addition of five Liebherr ATs.

The ALL Family of Companies has strengthened its all-terrain crane fleet with the addition of five Liebherr ATs, all featuring an innovative crane support system. The Liebherr ATs, with a wide range of boom lengths and lifting capacities, will be diverted to locations where demand is heaviest, but will generally serve customers in Cleveland, the Carolinas, branches serving the northern part of the U.S., and ALL locations in Canada.

The Liebherr ATs, scheduled for delivery in spring and summer of 2016, include:

  • Two 70-USt LTM 1060-3.1: one will be shared among the Central Rent-A-Crane (Indiana) branches, Central Contractors Service branches (Illinois), and ALL Canada Crane locations, and the second will go into the general company fleet.
  • One 65-USt LTM 1055-3.2, going to ALL Carolina Crane.
  • One 240-USt LTM 1200-5.1, going to ALL Carolina Crane.
  • One 265-USt LTM 1220-5.2, going to the main yard in Cleveland.

These ATs are a part of a line of Liebherrs that include the VarioBase variable supporting base system. VarioBase allows the operator to customize the crane’s outrigger extensions to best take advantage of the available working space, which in turn helps enhance lifting capacity and flexibility on the job site while creating greater efficiency. In tight spaces or on narrow sites, it can be challenging to extend all the outriggers as far as necessary for proper and safe lifting. With VarioBase, each support can be extended to whatever custom length is needed to fit the site. Then the load moment limiter within the crane’s LICCON control system ensures that the unit can operate and hoist loads safely. According to Liebherr, VarioBase calculates the precise lifting capacity for any support base and then monitors the crane’s stability, which helps increase the safe working range, as well as the lifting capacity. The work planner in the LICCON system also allows jobs to be planned and simulated in advance if desired.

ALL Carolina Crane & Equipment Names General Manager

The ALL Family of Companies announces that Rich Nomanson has been named the general manager of ALL Carolina Crane & Equipment LLC in Raleigh, N.C. Nomanson has worked for ALL for 19 years—15 as an operator and the last four as a foreman at the company’s Indiana-based Central Rent-a-Crane Inc.

“Rich is a great fit to lead our growing operations in Raleigh,” says Michael Liptak, president of the ALL Family of Companies. “His many years of experience, his knowledge of our business and this industry will serve him very well in Raleigh. He overachieved when assigned to a lead role at a major customer in Indiana, one that required round-the-clock, on-site service. The hard work impressed everyone, as hard work always does. We congratulate him on his achievement.”

As part of the ALL Family of Companies, Nomanson has spent the last two decades observing, learning and recording the day-in, day-out variances of crane performance. Few crane rental companies fully understand machine “behavior” like ALL does, because very few fleets compare in size and scope.

“Knowing the fleet means understanding its value,” says Nomanson. “This has been an important part of my work here. It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since I answered the call to work for Central. I’ve had a chance to work with some of the best people and equipment in the industry. I’m thankful for the chance to share the tradition and work ethic I’ve been taught, and will use my experience to maximize the potential of each team member.”

ALL works hard to nurture and support every one of the company’s more than 1,500 employees across North America. They offer regular training on the best equipment available, an excellent benefits package and a solid career growth path. For more than 50 years, ALL has been proud to serve clients and customers who are changing the landscape of the country.