News | 02/01/2023 Investing in the future: Schuch strengthens its fleet with Liebherr mobile cranes

Schuch continues to invest heavily: last year, the crane and heavy transport company took delivery of six mobile cranes with lifting capacities of up to 800 tonnes from Liebherr, and additional cranes of up to 800 tonnes are currently on order. Further orders from Liebherr are also planned.

Schuch is active worldwide with Liebherr cranes. (From left to right) Dieter Walz (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH), Stefan Schuch, Tim Schuch (both Schuch Group), Joachim Sommer (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH).

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Schuch is continuously modernising and expanding its fleet with Liebherr mobile cranes equipped with the latest state-of-the-art crane technology. Last year the company took delivery of two LTM 1090-4.2's, two LTM 1150-5.3's, one LTM 1230-5.1 and one LTM 1750-9.1. This year, the Schuch Group will receive a further five cranes of the following types from Liebherr: LTM 1090-4.2, LTM 1120-4.1, LTM 1250-5.1, LTM 1650-8.1 and LTM 1750-9.1.

Tim Schuch, one of the group's managing directors, explains: "The new cranes with lifting capacities of up to 250 tonnes will replace the older vehicles in our fleet. The larger cranes will expand our capabilities." Schuch is currently focusing on the renewable energy sector. "We will primarily use our new large cranes for the assembly of wind turbines, worldwide. Especially in this class, we are adapting to the constantly growing requirements of our global clientele through these new investments."

Schuch highlights the LTM 1750-9.1 with its 800-tonne upgrade, which has already been delivered, as well as the LTM 1650-8.1 with 700 tonnes nominal lifting capacity, which has been ordered: "Our key decision-making criteria were the high lifting capacities, even with a longer boom, and the high flexibility during erection and dismantling of the two Liebherr large cranes." Further orders for Liebherr mobile cranes with lifting capacities of 90 to 800 tonnes are already scheduled, with deliveries extending into 2024. "Liebherr has been a reliable partner for us for 40 years and we appreciate their quality and worldwide service," says the managing director.

The Schuch group of companies has existed for over four decades and is now managed by the third generation of the Schuch family. It operates six locations in the southwest of Germany and is also active abroad in Europe, North America, Africa and the Middle East.