LTM 1650-8.1 - The maximum on eight axles.

  • Maximum lifting capacity: 770 US t / 700 t

    The maximum – the new 8-axle crane has a nominal lifting capacity of 770 US t / 700 t.

  • Flexible: 177 or 263 ft / 54 or 80 m

    Two telescopic boom lengths with an easy change system.

  • Global mobility:

    Its wide range of set-ups enables the LTM 1650-8.1 to access any site.

  • Economical and flexible: VarioBallast®

    Infinite adjustment of the ballast radius using hydraulic slewing mechanism.

  • Green: ECOdrive

    Save fuel and reduce noise using enhanced travel drive tuning.

LTM 1650-8.1

Children with famous parents often have a hard life – they are under great pressure from birth and are expected to be successful. The same can be said of the LTM 1650-8.1, which we unveiled at the Bauma 2019 event, the successor to the legendary LTM 1500-8.1, the best-selling large crane ever. Of course, this heavy duty crane has the same genetic concept as its predecessor – ultimate performance on eight axles. The result is that the 8-axle crane can complete hoisting work in the 700-tonne class or even higher with ease. It therefore has a nominal lifting capacity of 700 tonnes. In a lifting capacity comparison, the LTM 1650-8.1 exceeds its predecessor’s capacity by between 15 and 50 percent, depending on its equipment package.

Max. load capacity 700 t
Telescopic boom 80 m
Max. hoist height 152 m
Max. radius 112 m
Number of axles 8
Max. load capacity 700 t
at radius 3.00 m
Telescopic boom from 16.70 m
Telescopic boom up to 80.00 m
Lattice jib from 6.00 m
Lattice jib up to 91.00 m
Drive engine/make Liebherr
Drive engine 8-Zylinder-Diesel
Drive engine/power 505 kW
Number of axles 8
Drive/Steering standard 16 x 8 x 16
Driving speed 85.00 km/h
Total ballast 175.00 t


VarioBallast: Counterweight radius

Boom/jib combinations T3

Boom/jib combinations T5

On-road driving

Jobsite driving


ECOmode minimises both fuel consumption and noise emissions when operating the crane superstructure. The crane operator sets the required working speed using the control lever. The LICCON 2 control system calculates the perfect engine speed for the diesel engine.


ECOdrive makes the mobile crane significantly more comfortable and quieter by reducing the engine speed. Faster gearshifting delivers greater dynamic and traction offroad. On the road, the torque from the Liebherr diesel engine is used efficiently to minimise fuel consumption.

Single-engine concept

Take one engine out to increase lifting capacity. Or more accurately – the superstructure is powered by the undercarriage engine. Gear shafts are routed from the distributor gear in the substructure via two mitre gears to the pump distributor gear in the superstructure. That enables us to remove one engine – and we use this to increase the crane’s lifting capacity.


VarioBase makes the crane’s support system variable. It enables each outrigger to be extended to a different length. This enhances safety – particularly in constricted spaces. And what's more, the crane’s lifting capacities are significantly increased, particularly over the outriggers and depending on the configuration.

VarioBallast® (hydraulic)

The ballast radius can be infinitely varied using a simple hydraulic slewing mechanism. The radius can be reduced in constricted conditions or increased if a higher lifting capacity is required. This significantly increases the crane’s flexibility.

Automatic erection of the luffing jib

We can provide a support function for erecting the luffing jib on larger LICCON 2 cranes. Activating the automatic erection system in the LICCON crane control system ensures that the adjustment winch is automatically adjusted by the control system as the telescopic boom is luffed.

Increased flexibility and safety by using lifting capacity tables with different maximum wind speeds.

Up to 90 % lower CO2 emissions in action.

LTM 1650-8.1 - The maximum on 8 axles

LTM 1650-8.1 - The maximum on 8 axles

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Handover first LTM 1650-8.1

Handover first LTM 1650-8.1

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LTM 1650-8.1 - First job dismantling a bridge

LTM 1650-8.1 - First job dismantling a bridge

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LTM 1650-8.1 - On the edge of space

LTM 1650-8.1 - On the edge of space

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The maximum on eight axles:

The LTM 1650-8.1, which Liebherr unveiled at the Bauma event, is the successor to the LTM 1500-8.1, itself a legend in its own lifetime. With a volume of almost 600 units, it is already the best-selling crane of all time. That has increased expectations Find out more

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