04/28/2021 Large crane offensive: Hüffermann expands fleet with Liebherr mobile and crawler cranes

  • Crawler crane range to be expanded to 1,000 tonnes lifting capacity
  • LTM 1650-8.1 becomes successor to LTM 1500-8.1
  • Hüffermann takes over 20 Liebherr cranes this year

Hüffermann Krandienst GmbH continues to expand its crane fleet upwards and enters the 1,000-tonne crawler crane class: In March, Liebherr delivered an LTM 1450-8.1 and an LR 1750/2, followed by an LTM 1650-8.1 and an LR 11000 in the middle of the year. Hüffermann will take delivery of a total of 20 cranes from Liebherr this year. The package also includes the new Liebherr LTM 1120-4.1 and LTM 1150-5.3 units.

Heavy load with tandem lift: Two LTM 1500-8.1 unload 235 tonne transformers at the Port of Stade. The LTM 1160-5.2 in the background is used for assembly work.

Heavy load with tandem lift: Two LTM 1500-8.1 unload 235 tonne transformers at the Port of Stade. The LTM 1160-5.2 in the background is used for assembly work.

Heavy load with tandem lift: Two LTM 1500-8.1 unload 235 tonne transformers at the Port of Stade. The LTM 1160-5.2 in the background is used for assembly work.

Hüffermann is a full-range supplier in the crane and heavy-haulage sector and has established itself in the field of large mobile and crawler cranes in recent years. With the current procurements, the northern German company is strengthening its crane portfolio.

Managing Director Daniel Janssen explains the strategy of the current large crane offensive: "Our expansion in the crawler crane sector with the LR 1750/2 and LR 11000 units is aimed at covering a larger performance segment for the wind power industry. Liebherr offers boom systems specially optimised for this sector. The powerful LTM 1650-8.1 is to be used for the infrastructure segment and as a worthy successor to the LTM 1500-8.1. The LTM 1450-8.1 is planned as a fast-erecting crane for day-to-day operations and to support our tower crane division. It will be used at high hook heights for top slewing tower cranes. With its 85-metre telescopic boom, it is a very flexible mobile crane for tower crane erections, especially from 60 metres upwards."

Trusting partnership with Liebherr

There is a long-standing and trusting partnership between Hüffermann and Liebherr. "We work exclusively with Liebherr cranes in the large, crawler and tower crane sectors. We appreciate the innovative new developments and fast response times in the service area," says Janssen. This year Liebherr will deliver a total of 20 mobile and crawler cranes to Hüffermann Krandienst GmbH. Among them are the latest developments in the mobile crane sector: "The LTM 1120-4.1 is the most powerful 4-axle crane on the market and, at 66 metres, has a very long telescopic boom. The mast of the LTM 1150-5.1 is just as long. Starting this summer, this flexible all-rounder will expand our fleet."

The Hüfferman Group

Throughout Europe, customers of the Hüffermann Group benefit from a modern fleet and the complete service for crane and heavy load logistics services. In addition to mobile and crawler cranes with lifting capacities of up to 1,000 tonnes and tower cranes, the company, which is headquartered in Wildeshausen, offers truck-mounted loader cranes, mini cranes, truck-mounted working platforms up to 90 metres, heavy-duty assembly, traffic engineering and glass assembly. The service "everything from one source" also includes forwarding for heavy load and special transports up to 100 tons with transport escort and the approval service. The company currently employs around 350 trained and experienced staff. As crane service providers, the Hüffermann Group also includes Autodienst West in Frankfurt and, as a new addition, the Eisele AG Crane & Engineering Group in Maintal.