Peter Waligora Auto-Kranbetrieb und Bergungsdienst visited the Liebherr plant in Ehingen in February to collect its innovative new crane. “Small and manoeuvrable – punctual and precise” is how company owner Peter Waligora proudly describes his new purchase. With its particularly compact dimensions, the 3-axle crane is ideal for use on constricted sites and inside buildings. At the same time the 50-tonne machine is also designed for use as a taxi crane which means that it can be driven on the road with a 12 tonne axle load with all its equipment so that it is immediately ready for use when it reaches the site.
Peter Waligora calls his new LTC 1050-3.1 a special crane and explains that the aspect of safety is very important to his company. “We ordered our LTC 1050-3.1 with the lift cab to provide the crane driver with an excellent view of the site situation. In addition, VarioBase® and the camera to monitor the rear end ensure all-round safe crane operations.” The unique VarioBase® system enables each individual crane support to be extended to any length whilst the crane work is secured by the load moment limiter included in the crane control. VarioBase® also delivers higher load capacities and a larger working area.
The new LTC 1050-3.1 can handle any possible load case in the local area. It is very flexible in use: Assembly of prefabricated houses, roof constructions, machine relocations and loading and unloading work are part of its standard repertoire. The company tackles all types of hoisting work. This also includes special work such as relocating a grand piano or rescuing horses which have fallen into a ditch.
Family-run Waligora works on the basis that quality comes before quantity. The LTC 1050-3.1 is the only crane in the fleet and replaces a competitor machine with three axles. This purchase also sees a change of generation the company's head. Company founder Peter Waligora is passing on the reins to the firm he first opened in 1991 to his daughter and her husband. Their aim is to use the new crane to tackle any possible load case in the local area and to ensure that the crane is kept very busy.