Investing in the latest technology

Project specialists, Allied Crane Hire, continue to upgrade and expand their fleet of cranes to keep up with their client’s demands and expectations.

“Our clients have come to expect quality machines and service from Allied, setting the standardfor the industry, delivering a high level of safety and performance,” said MD, Peter Ripepi.

“Technology is moving at a rapid pace and companies who don’t buy the latest technology are getting left behind” continued Ripepi.

“We listen very carefully to our client’s requirements before making large investments in order to be able to provide tailor made lifting solutions.”

As such, Allied recently took delivery of another two brand new state of art cranes at the beginning of 2020, a 250 ton Grove GMK5250L, and a 90 ton Liebherr LRT1090-2.1

Andre Engelbrecht Jr, Allied’s GM adds: “In the crane hire business you service clients covering a wide spectrum of industries be it construction, petro-chemical, mining, shipping or energy, to name but a few, and to be serious contenders you need a comprehensive, diverse, modern and well maintained fleet of cranes to satisfy the different requirements of the hirer.”

Allied’s fleet of nearly 90 cranes includes all-terrain, rough terrain, truck mounted and crawler cranes.

The Grove GMK5250L All Terrain Crane is one of the most powerful – yet versatile – five-axle mobile cranes on the market, boasting the best load chart, maneuverability, and the quickest set-up time in it’s class, including a hook height of 110m.

The Grove GMK5250L features:

  • VIAB turbo clutch enabling wear-free starting and braking (the first all-terrain crane to do so). 
  • Logistic benefits due to interchangeable counterweight slabs and self-rigging auxiliary hoist. 
  • A 21m swingaway with jib and/or boom inserts. Maximum 37m length and up to 50° off set. 
  • Lower operating costs due to 30% less diesel consumption on the driveline. 
  • Higher utilisation from unmatched load charts usually offered by 6 axle cranes. 

On the 90 ton Liebherr crane, Engelbrecht had the following to say: “Liebherr only made a return to rough terrain cranes a couple of years ago, and we are the first and only crane hire company in the country with a LRT1090-2.1, once again setting the standard.”

Over and above their cranes, Allied also offer trucks and lowbeds, crane trucks, telehandlers and access platforms.