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Prillaman’s Crane & Rigging Co. Adds Liebherr LTM 1090-4.2 to Fleet

Daniel Pitzer, Paul Prillaman, David Kaufman, and Bret Jacobson celebrate the handover of an LTM 1090-4.2 to Prillaman’s Crane & Rigging at Liebherr USA Co. headquarters.

July 10, 2019 – One day after taking delivery of a Liebherr LTM 1090-4.2 mobile crane, Prillaman’s Crane & Rigging put it on a job, supporting inspection work on rides at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

“What the crane does well is reaching the highest in confined spaces,” said owner Paul Prillaman. “We’re always working tightly around the park rides. We chose the LTM 1090-4.2 for that really tall reach – it’s really good for that niche market.”

The LTM 1090-4.2 is a four axle, 110-U.S.-ton-class crane with a 197’ telescopic boom and a maximum hoist height of 249’. It features the VarioBallast and VarioBase systems, which enhance the crane’s performance, flexibility, and safety. With nearly 200’ of boom as standard equipment, when the company performed the theme park job, “we did not have to put a jib in the crane,” which made the work more efficient, Prillaman said.

Established in 2007, Prillaman’s is a full-service, local, family-owned and -operated crane rental and rigging business based in Hampton, Virginia. Prillaman’s employs nearly 30 people and has 16 cranes total, including two others made by Liebherr – an LTM 1130-5.1 and an LTM 1250-5.1.

In addition to work at the theme park, the company also supports cell phone tower construction and maintenance. Jobs in that sector are about 20% of the company’s market, according to Prillaman.


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