Press releases | 11/27/2023 40 tonne crane replaced: Kran & Transport Lausitz take delivery of new Liebherr LTM 1040-2.1

  • LTM 1040-2.1 has proven itself over a period of years
  • New technologies included
  • The whole of Kran & Transport Lausitz’s mobile crane fleet has been supplied by Liebherr

After 13 years of reliable service, Kran & Transport Lausitz GmbH has replaced a Liebherr LTM 1040-2.1 mobile crane with a new machine of the same type. Liebherr has continuously kept its 40 tonne crane up to date over the years by including innovative technologies, such as VarioBase®, ECOmode and ECOdrive.

Crane handover in Ehingen: (from left to right) Sven Bahms (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH), Mario Klar, Markus Schuhmann (both from Kran & Transport Lausitz).

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As far as Mario Klar, owner and Managing Director of the family-run company based in Schleife in the Rural District of Görlitz, the LTM 1040-2.1 is a permanent presence in the company’s fleet: “We mainly drive around rural roads. That means that we need a small, manoeuvrable but powerful crane like this.”

Klar says that the main industries in which the crane operates include structural steelwork, housebuilding as well as maintenance and repair work in opencast lignite mines, an important area of work for the East Saxony company. “The old LTM 1040-2.1 proved to be ideal in all these fields and the new one has a range of additional features which will enable it to tackle even more types of work. For example, we ordered it with the variable support VarioBase®, which makes crane jobs more flexible and safer.”

Mario Klar is the second generation of his family to manage the company. A workforce of eight operates a total of seven mobile cranes with lifting capacities ranging from 30 to 90 tonnes, all of them supplied by Liebherr. “They are reliable cranes and when we need it, we get fast, straightforward support from Liebherr. All you have to do is call. The staff and the service team at the Alt-Bork repair outlet are fantastic. The whole chemistry is just perfect”, says Klar.


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Wolfgang Beringer

Marketing and Communication

Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH

Dr.-Hans-Liebherr-Straße 1

89584 Ehingen