Kavanagh Crane Hire takes delivery of three new Liebherr mobile crane units


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Leading Irish crane supplier Kavanagh Crane Hire has taken delivery of three new Liebherr mobile crane units all specified on ultra-durable Michelin X Crane + tyres. 

The trio of new Liebherr cranes – a compact LTC 1050-3.1, a 230-tonne LTM 1230-5.1 and 300-tonne LTM 1300-6.2 – will be used for a variety of work at construction sites and engineering projects across Ireland and into Scotland.   

A Michelin customer since its foundation in 1973, Kavanagh Crane Hire now specifies all new vehicles exclusively on the manufacturer’s premium fitments.

Commenting, Paul Kavanagh, Director at Kavanagh Crane Hire, says: “We have been fitting Michelins since my father started the business back in the 1970s and today we don’t use anything else. We had seven new cranes join the fleet last year all fitted on the X Crane product and, in total, we will add another seven this year specified on Michelins as well. Typically, we’ll be looking at getting around 50-60,000km out of each set.”

The Michelin X Crane + is designed to help to lower operating costs, while improving comfort and reliability. The latest generation sees an increase of up to 20 per cent wear life in comparison with its predecessor, thanks to a more resistant rubber compound in the tread. In addition, the tyres can be regrooved when worn, reducing waste, and making them more environmentally friendly.

One of is the largest crane suppliers in Ireland, Kavanagh Crane Hire operates from four strategically located depots – in Carlow, Dublin, Wexford and Waterford. The Company has a fleet of more than 60 mobile cranes, ranging from a two-axle city crane to a 700-tonne all terrain machine.