06/09/2015 New 500-tonne crane: Hüffermann Krandienst expands its mobile crane fleet with a Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1

  • Hüffermann Krandienst purchases LTM 1500-8.1 from Liebherr
  • New 500-tonne model is the largest crane in Hüffermann's fleet
  • Service, the availability of spare parts and the crane control were the plus points in favour of the Liebherr crane

Hüffermann Krandienst GmbH took delivery of a Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 mobile crane in May. The 500-tonne machine represents a major expansion upwards into a higher load capacity range for the fleet of the north German company. The new crane was ordered with a complete set of equipment to make it suitable for a very wide range of jobs. Managing Director Daniel Janssen is a very satisfied Liebherr customer: The main plus points for Liebherr includes its outstanding service and good availability of spare parts.

The new LTM 1500-8.1 from Hüffermann Krandienst.

The new LTM 1500-8.1 from Hüffermann Krandienst.

From left to right: Christoph Neumann (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH), Daniel Janssen, David Schypkowski, Andreas Rzeniecki, Carsten Meyer (all from Hüffermann Krandienst GmbH)

A little over one year ago, Hüffermann invested in an LTM 1350-6.1 mobile crane to expand its fleet into a higher load capacity range. As a result of the rising number of inquiries for an even larger machine, the company decided now to purchase a new flagship. The new LTM 1500-8.1 is primarily planned for use in north Germany, but will also be used throughout the country.

Hüffermann orders the new crane with a 50-metre telescopic boom, Y-guying and a 91-metre luffing lattice jib. "Its complete set of equipment makes the crane flexible enough for use for a very wide range of jobs", says Carsten Meyer, Large Crane Dispatcher at Hüffermann. "The LTM 1500-8.1 is just the right size for our requirements. It can also be made ready for use quickly and has good set-up times for a crane of this class." The work planned for the crane include repowering and tower erection in the wind industry, hoisting work in gas and petrochemical refineries, bridge building and infrastructure projects.

Hüffermann has a fleet consisting of 35 mobile cranes, all of which bear the Liebherr brand. Daniel Janssen, Managing Director of the company gives the reasons behind the company's philosophy: "The whole package from Liebherr is right. We receive outstanding service and the availability of spare parts is good. Another factor is that all the cranes have a uniform control. I can use all our drivers on any of the cranes since they are all controlled the same way.

Third-generation Rolf Hüffermann and Daniel Janssen are now head up Hüffermann. The company was founded in 1913 in Wildeshausen and has three other sites in Vechta, Cloppenburg and Bremen.