The Liebherr LTM 1300-6.2 on display in Shanghai is the successor to the time-tested LTM 1250-6.1. Its telescopic boom has been extended by 6 m to 78 m. Its load capacity has also been increased. The new LTM 1300-6.2 from Liebherr is now the most powerful 300-tonner available on the mobile crane market. One the one hand it is designed as a simple folding jib crane whilst on the other it is the smallest luffing jib crane on the market providing crane operators with a low cost entry point into the luffing jib crane class.
A completely new concept for the superstructure drive unit has been used on the new LTM 1300-6.2. Instead of the twin-engine concept normally used on cranes in this class, the 300-tonner is powered by a single engine with a mechanical shaft. A mechanical shaft ensures particularly high efficiency and thus guarantees the economy of the new concept in terms of fuel consumption.