Dynamic applications are the toughest ones for all construction equipment. 35,000 operating hours in this kind of operation are a huge milestone in a machine’s life. When customer O.Rentals says, “We have not used any of the competitors’ products,” it expresses how satisfied they are with Liebherr machines in their fleet, and it proves their high quality and reliability.
“Also, our customers asked for such construction equipment,” says K C Pingle, Divisional Manager at O.Rentals, which is a crane rental company in Dubai and part of the Al Shirawi Group. O.Rentals was founded in 2006 as Dortmund & Hubbard LLC and has been operating under its new name since the reorganization of the Group in 2020.
The company has had a fleet with Liebherr’s duty cycle crawler cranes for ten years. There are currently eight machines from the HS series in O.Rentals’ fleet. Their main application is dynamic soil compaction. “We don’t see much clamshell or dragline business orders in this region,” explains Mr. Pingle. For dynamic operations reliability of the machines, which gives them uptime and productivity, is key for the customer. “We intend to use the cranes as long as they last. The cranes are very reliable. They have served us well. Recent projects have met all performance parameters.” One unique project in O.Rentals’ company history is Palm Islands located in Dubai where they carried out soil compaction.
More than one life
A short while ago, seven duty cycle crawler cranes from O.Rentals were involved in a large project in Mexico for one year. “We are extremely delighted with the support of Liebherr’s team in Mexico,” says Mr. Pingle. “We have learned the hard way, but now we know that with a proper technical evaluation on site and on-going preventive care future breakdowns are minimized and the service life of the crane is enhanced.”
With up to 35,000 operating hours for one machine, and that even under the toughest conditions, O.Rentals’ HS fleet proverbially went through many crane lifes. This is a major milestone for the machines and shows the customer that they have chosen the right equipment for their demands. “We have not used any of the competitors’ products because Liebherr’s machines are extremely easy to operate and assemble. A big advantage is their vast experience in dynamic compaction.” When K C Pingle says, that he “found everything in Liebherr” he particulary emphasizes, “high quality products, reliability and a professional supplier.”