Compact crane for vast country: LJP takes delivery of a another Liebherr LTC 1050-3.1

The Canadian company Les Constructions LJP is an expert in concrete formwork. It ensures it receives optimum quality and service from its suppliers. LJP buys construction and mobile cranes exclusively from Liebherr. In October, the management took delivery of an LTC 1050-3.1 compact crane at the manufacturer’s plant in Ehingen. It is now the second of this type in the LJP fleet.

Company owner Sylvain Côté travelled to Germany with his son and nephews to officially take delivery of the LTC 1050-3.1 at Liebherr’s site: “We’ve had our first LTC 1050-3.1 for around a year. It is one of our favourite cranes because it is so compact. Sometimes no other crane fits. The LTC can do the jobs of larger cranes because its dimensions allow it to get closer to the load. We also appreciate the elevating cab because you simply have a better view at this height. That’s why we decided to purchase another LTC 1050-3.1.”

Sylvain Côté is proud of his company, which now employs over 400 people and has an excellent reputation for complex and high formwork in particular: “When I took over the small company from my father in 1991, which he had founded in 1975, times were very tough. There was a recession at the time, so I had to sell my house to keep the company. I started with my hands and heart. My motivation was to create a unique company. I realised that I needed better equipment than my competitors and I knew that Liebherr builds the best products.”

Côté bought his first Liebherr tower crane in 2008, and today LJP has 19 in its fleet. In 2017, Côté also decided to purchase mobile cranes. “We got started right away with a big one, the Liebherr LTM 1350-6.1. We now have ten mobile cranes, all from Liebherr. For example, we bought the first LRT1130-2.1 in Canada. Our LTR 1060 telescopic crawler crane is perfect for formwork work on foundations and cellars.”

Other Liebherr products are now also part of the company’s fleet: lattice boom crawler cranes, telescopic loaders, wheel loaders and concrete pumps.

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