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GMVykon Takes Mexico’s First Liebherr MK 88-4.1

Feb. 7, 2023 – Liebherr’s agile MK 88-4.1, recently delivered to GMVykon, has a maximum lifting capacity of eight tonnes and is the first of its kind to go to work on the American continent.


The crane is particularly useful for short jobs, according to Liebherr, which says a user can just pull up, unfold the crane at the push of a button, complete the needed lifts, and move on to the next site after dismantling.

Extensive Reach in Minimal Space 

Travel, assembly, and operation can all be done by one person, without other transport vehicles or assist equipment.

The crane offers a maximum hook height of about 59 meters with the jib luffed 45° and a maximum radius of 45 meters.

It also delivers a jib-tip capacity of up to 2,200 kilograms.

Thanks to its vertical tower, the crane can be erected directly next to buildings. That saves space and minimizes road obstruction.

The crane's hybrid power is an advantage when working in built-up areas.

It enables all-electric operation, with the use of site power, for example, so it’s quiet and produces no CO2 emissions.

If no external power source is available, an efficient diesel generator ensures self-sufficient operation. Both the superstructure and undercarriage drives can be powered by HVO (Hydrogenated Vegetable Oils).

Comprehensive Customer Service

By adding the MK 88-4.1 to its fleet, GMVykon has gained a versatile piece of equipment.

 From left: Christian Tableros (Liebherr México), José Victor Cortez (managing director, GMVykon), and Hector Garza (CFO GMVykon).

“Liebherr has impressed us for years with its excellent customer service, top quality, and outstanding technology,” said José Victor Cortez.

The company fleet includes around 100 Liebherr machines ranging in capacity from 30 to 800 tonnes. At present, its most powerful crane is a Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 mobile crane.

The close collaboration between GMVykon and Liebherr was evident when the MK 88-4.1 was presented in Monterrey. Customers of the Mexican crane company and Liebherr México were invited to experience the latest addition to the GMVykon fleet.

“We have provided our service technicians with extensive training specifically for this series so we can offer our customers a reliable and fast service for mobile construction cranes in Mexico,” said Christian Tableros, divisional director Liebherr México S. de R.L. de C.V. This means that Liebherr is able to ensure efficient after-sales service, “As well as that, we are also in the process of setting up a spare parts warehouse for short response times, and we're working hard to further increase awareness of the MKs in Mexico.” As well as the MK 88-4.1, the series also includes the MK 73-3.1 and the MK 140-5.1.



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