MacLeod Construction invests in new Liebherr LTM
A Scottish company with interests ranging from housebuilding to quarrying put its trust in Liebherr when it came time to replace an eight-year-old crane, its only item of heavy lifting equipment.
MacLeod Construction was founded by twin brothers Murdo and Kenny MacLeod in 1975 as a small building company and has developed into a business with interests ranging from self-build house kits to large developments for local authorities and housing associations. It has its own timber-frame manufacturing facility, runs its own trade services divisions and even operates a local filling station.
The company also has two quarries supplying crushed and decorative stone, including the unique Achnaba Stone which was specified for projects at the Natural History Museum in London and Wimbledon, the home of British tennis.
To satisfy its varied range of lifting requirements MacLeod chose a Liebherr LTM 1050-3.1 which combines the necessary capacity with the ability to be deployed quickly between sites. When driven on public roads, it can carry all of its ballast as well as double folding jib.
Among the jobs the 50-tonne crane has been working on is MacLeod’s biggest social housing project to date, a £57 million contract for 300 homes in Oban.