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LTR 1220 shows its qualities in difficult conditions at almost 5,000 m. above sea level

Since the start of 2014 an LTR 1220 telescopic crawler crane has been performing great in very difficult conditions in Peru. The new crane is operating in a copper-zinc mine in the Andes almost 5,000 meters above sea level. Gruas Alquileres S.A., the owner of the Liebherr crane is very satisfied with its investment: The LTR 1220 handles the conditions with ease. It is the first crane of this type in Latin America.

The LTR 1220 telescopic crawler crane with a maximum load capacity of 220 tons is used for unloading the components of two electrical mining excavators and assembling them. With its powerful hydraulic telescopic boom and crawler gear which can handle the most difficult terrain, the LTR1220 from Liebherr is the ideal crane for this type of work as it provides excellent load capacities, short setup times, great maneuverability and can travel with full load.

Difficult conditions

The difficult conditions in the Peruvian Andes at an altitude of almost 5,000 meters and extreme temperature fluctuations are no problem for the 220-ton model. Gruas Alquileres confirms that the LTR 1220 carries out its hoisting work extremely efficiently and safely. The customer Joy Global Peru SAC, the company which has the LTR 1220 on long term hire from Gruas Alquileres S.A. is also delighted with the crane.


The mine is called “Antamina” and is located in the Peruvian Andes. The mine complex predominantly produces copper, zinc and molybdenum ore. The mine is one of the ten largest in the world with 24/7 operations all year round and around 430,000 tons of material extracted every day.

Lieberr LTR 1200


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