Introducing the UK’s first electric crawler crane
December 1, 2020

Select Plant Hire is the second company in the world and the first in the UK to introduce electric crawler cranes to market.


With the world and the industry placing a much greater value on sustainability, energy consumption and zero carbon targets, the acquisition of the Liebherr LR1250.1, 250-tonne lattice jib crawler crane is one of the latest investments Select has made to contribute towards a zero-carbon ambition, and will soon be joined by three LR1160.1 160-tonne lattice jib crawler cranes.


The crawler enjoys the same performance as its diesel-powered counterparts, whether unplugged or plugged.


Quieter in operation when compared to its diesel-powered equivalents, the Liebherr 1250.1 also contributes towards noise management; of particular value to sites bounded by neighbours.




Read the full specification document here.


Contact us at or call us on 01322 732732 to find out how a Liebherr 1250.1 electric crawler crane could benefit your project.


The electric crawler crane forms an ever-growing suite of sustainable plant available from Select Plant Hire. We also have a stock of electric concrete pumps, MEWPs, advanced technology electric tower cranes and hoists which have a much lower power consumption.


We’re are also using solar and hybrid power solutions to reduce the requirement for large diesel generators and have instigated telematics to monitor user behaviours on everything from construction machinery through to site accommodation building management systems. Contact us to find out more.


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