Press releases | 04/05/2023 New Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1 is Błażej & Roman's largest crane

  • LTM 1650-8.1 expands Błażej & Roman's crane fleet
  • Powerful 8-axle crane is used in the wind power sector
  • Long-standing collaboration of the family business with Liebherr

The crane company Błażej & Roman Usługi Dźwigiem Sp.J. has taken delivery of a new Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1 mobile crane, which is now the flagship of the Polish family-owned company. The 8-axle crane will mainly be used in the wind power sector. The LTM 1650-8.1's power, versatility and good feedback in the market were key to the company's purchase decision.

Handover of the LTM 1650-8.1 crane in Poland: Szymon Nowacki (Liebherr-Polska sp. z o.o.), Blazej Kasperski (Błażej & Roman), Florian Flöß (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH), Roman Kmiecik (Błażej & Roman).

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The new Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1 has expanded the crane fleet of the Polish family-owned company Błażej & Roman Usługi Dźwigiem Sp.J. and is now its largest crane. "We considered several criteria, such as size, price and efficiency, when making our purchase decision. Although the LTM 1650-8.1 is a relatively new model in Liebherr's product range, it has already received a lot of good reviews and is the most sophisticated crane type in its class," explains Błażej Kasperski, co-owner of Błażej & Roman. "A crane with this kind of lifting capacity will allow us to reach an even larger customer base and realise projects that we could only dream of before".

Versatile 8-axle crane

The versatile LTM 1650-8.1 has a lifting capacity of 700 tonnes. "In the 8-axle crane class, the LTM 1650-8.1 stands out thanks to some special innovations. Considering the increasingly common problems caused by a lack of space on construction sites, the VarioBallast® is invaluable," says Roman Kmiecik, also co-owner of Błażej & Roman. VarioBallast® significantly increases the crane's operational flexibility and, especially in combination with the VarioBase® variable support base, enables safe working even in cramped conditions. Thanks to the hydraulic slewing mode, the ballast radius can be infinitely varied between 6.3 and 8.4 metres.

In addition, the flexibility of the LTM 1650-8.1 is further increased by its two telescopic boom lengths. Via a simple interchangeable system, either the 80-metre boom can be attached for long-reach applications, or the shorter 54-metre boom can be used to reduce transport costs and set-up times.

Strong potential in wind-power applications

Błażej & Roman opted for the 54-metre boom with a 91-metre luffing jib. In this configuration, the LTM 1650-8.1 can reach a maximum lifting height of 148 metres. The Polish crane company plans to use the 8-axle crane for pre-installation work on new wind turbines as well as maintenance work on turbines that are already in operation. "In Poland, wind energy has great potential. Due to the global geopolitical situation, the use of wind energy is likely to increase steadily, which will lead to rising demand for a mobile crane of this type," Kasperski surmises.

About Błażej & Roman

The Polish crane company Błażej & Roman Usługi Dźwigiem Sp.J. is mainly active in residential and industrial construction, the wind energy sector and in the assembly of prefabricated elements in the Polish region. Comprehensive customer service and satisfaction are important to Błażej & Roman. The family business with around 34 employees has many years of experience in the mobile crane sector and has also been working with Liebherr for many years.


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Wolfgang Beringer

Marketing and Communication

Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH

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