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Hatton Crane & Rigging Adds Two Liebherr Rough Terrain Cranes


April 4, 2019 – Hatton Crane & Rigging has recently been using a Liebherr LRT 1100-2.1 rough terrain crane for their jobs. Company president Gary Hatton was so impressed with the crane’s performance, he added a second one soon after taking delivery of the first.

Hatton’s rough terrain cranes have been in service for about six months. The LRT 1100-2.1 is a 110 U.S. ton class crane with increased maneuverability. It is equipped with a 164’ Telematik pinning boom, 62’ swing away jib, and a hydraulic ballasting device. Liebherr’s VarioBase system allows infinitely variable and asymmetric outrigger positions.

“The RTs are obviously very flexible on jobsites,” Hatton said. “Customers like them and our operators love them. The larger our company gets, the more calls we have for RTs.” 

Hatton said that his crane operators enjoy using the LRT 1100s due to the roomy, comfortable cab. “It was a pretty easy call for us. Once we got one and saw the value of the crane and the quality, within a month we ordered a second one,” Hatton said.

In addition to the two recently acquired rough terrain cranes, the company’s fleet of Liebherr equipment includes: a Liebherr 1300.1 SX crawler crane; two LTM 1220-5.2 all-terrain cranes; and three 81 K.1 fast-erecting tower cranes. The company also expects to take delivery of a Liebherr LTM 1230-5.1 mobile crane later this year. It will be the first crane of its type in the western United States.


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