04/30/2020 “You can do anything you like with the crane” – LTM 1450-8.1 demonstrates its massive radius

  • 450 tonne mobile crane operated by BKL impresses during the installation of air conditioning units
  • 1.4 tonne gross load positioned with a radius of 89 metres
  • BKL looks back positively after two years working with the LTM 1450-8.1

The Ingolstadt site of crane logistics company BKL has been operating a powerful Liebherr LTM 1450-8.1 mobile crane for just over two years. This modern mobile crane has recently been demonstrating its lifting capacity installing air conditioning units on the roof of a massive industrial building.

Well planned – the crane was perfectly positioned to enable it to place all the loads in different destinations from a single location.

Well planned – the crane was perfectly positioned to enable it to place all the loads in different destinations from a single location.

Well planned – the crane was perfectly positioned to enable it to place all the loads in different destinations from a single location.

A whole host of air conditioning units had to be installed on the roof of a new industrial building in Kösching near Ingolstadt in Bavaria. An LTM 1450-8.1 provided by the BKL outlet in Ingolstadt was used to move the material onto the enormous flat roof. Using a 28 metre lattice jib at an angle of 40 degrees and the almost fully extended telescopic boom at a length of 84 metres, the crane operator managed to place the loads in all the different destinations from a single location. Gross weights of up to 1.4 tonnes were positioned with great accuracy using radii of up to 89 metres. The position for the crane had been selected superbly taking into consideration the 22 metre high projecting edge. This meant that the crane job, involving 17 hoists and scheduled for around two days, was actually completed on the evening of day one.

Relaxed – the BKL crane operator completed the job quickly. Day two was only required to dismantle his 450 tonne crane.

Relaxed – the BKL crane operator completed the job quickly. Day two was only required to dismantle his 450 tonne crane.

Relaxed – the BKL crane operator completed the job quickly. Day two was only required to dismantle his 450 tonne crane.

“You can do anything you like with the crane”

Rainer Speich, Site Manager and Dispatcher at BKL in Ingolstadt was absolutely delighted. He looked back on to successful years with the LTM 1450-8.1: “You can do anything you like with the crane.” The crane has tackled bridge hoists, tower crane erection work, silo and prefabricated component assembly work and many other jobs over the last 24 months with BKL. “VarioBase® and VarioBallast® and the wide range of set-up versions, including the folding jib, means that crane is incredibly flexible to use as well as having short set-up times”, explained crane expert Speich.

Before the end of this year, BKL Baukran Logistik GmbH based in Forstinning near Munich is scheduled to take delivery of another Liebherr LTM 1450-8.1.