Record breaking Saudi Liebherr crane order

Line up of Liebherr people and the CEO at AMHEC Marking the big AMHEC order at Liebherr in Ehingen, Germany, are from left to right: Daniel Türkis, Thamer Al Harbi, Ajanthas Kumarathas (all from Saudi Liebherr); Abdullah Al-Suwaiket (Arabian Machinery Heavy Equipment); Christoph Kleiner, Georg Reinbold, and Marius Kleck, all from Liebherr-Werk Ehingen. Photo: Liebherr

Arabian Machinery & Heavy Equipment Co. (AMHEC) has ordered 55 new Liebherr mobile cranes.

It is the biggest order ever received by Saudi Liebherr Co. Wheeled mobile telescopic cranes from five up to nine axles and from 100 to 800 tonnes capacity will be delivered to the lifting and transport specialist AMHEC.

Largest of the cranes in the order is the LTM 1750-9.1, AMHEC’s first on nine axles. “We already have numerous cranes with a lifting capacity between 50 and 500 tonnes. We are now proud to also complete our fleet with a nine axle crane so that we can fulfil all orders for our customers. The cranes are a great addition to our fleet and a beneficial factor to our sustainable growth in this promising market,” said Abdullah Al-Suwaiket, AMHEC chief executive officer.

In decreasing size, the order also includes the following models: LTM 1650-8.1, LTM 1450-8.1, LTM 1300-6.3, LTM 1250-5.1, LTM 1230‑5.1, LTM 1160-5.2, LTM 1110-5.2 and LTM 1100-5.3.

High specification

800 tonne capacity Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 wheeled mobile telescopic crane on nine axle carrier. The 800 tonne capacity Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 wheeled mobile telescopic crane will be AMHEC’s first on nine axles

Al-Suwaiket said, “We serve a wide variety of tasks in Saudi Arabia. We depend on and trust in the reliable, high-quality medium-sized and large cranes from Liebherr.” AMHEC ordered the cranes with the maximum possible number of driven axles and the ‘Emergency Package’ to maximise safety.

Deliveries from the order will begin later in the year, taking the AMHEC fleet to more than 400 cranes.

Ajanthas Kumarathas, Saudi Liebherr Co branch manager and head of division said, “We are proud to be able to supply AMHEC with this number of cranes. Since 1983 Liebherr has consistently demonstrated to its customers in Saudi Arabia its reliability as a partner. This track record is the foundation upon which customers, including AMHEC, rely, and extend the partnership further.”


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