06/26/2018 Customers from more than 80 countries experienced two world premieres at the Customer Days in Ehingen

According to the motto ‘Strongly connected’, Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH invited 3,000 customers to its plant in Southern Germany at 13 and 14 June. The manufacturer unveiled new crane models from its crawler and mobile crane division. During an open house day on 16 June, Liebherr invited employees’ families and friends and presented impressive mobile and crawler crane demonstrations.

Visualization of the motto „strongly connected“

Visualization of the motto „strongly connected“

International visitors had the chance to get an idea from the production site with more than 35 mobile and crawler cranes being presented. Highlights were the presentation of two new crane models. Christoph Kleiner, Managing Director Sales at Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH, summarizes: “We received very positive feedback from our customers. Both crane presentations of the new crane models LTM 1230-5.1 and LR 1800-1.0 were a huge success. Our innovation parks ‘Hands-on technology’ were well attended as visitors could experience our technology themselves.”

Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH plant shows its product portfolio of mobile cranes: from small (left) to large (right).

Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH plant shows its product portfolio of mobile cranes: from small (left) to large (right).

New mobile crane LTM 1230-5.1

The new LTM 1230-5.1 was the final element of the mobile crane presentation. It is the successor model to the globally successful LTM 1200-5.1. In its development work, Liebherr pursued the objective of increasing both the boom length and the lifting capacity of its predecessor. The result: the LTM 1230-5.1 delivers an extremely long telescopic boom and sets new standards in terms of lifting capacity. With lattice extensions, the maximum hook height has been increased by 10 metres to 111 metres. The new Liebherr LTM 1230-5.1 is an ideal crane for working on steep gradients and large hook heights, for example for erecting tower cranes or maintenance work for wind turbines.

Read the full press release here.

The marquee with the crawler cranes – including the new 1800 – in the background.

The marquee with the crawler cranes – including the new 1800 – in the background.

New 800-tonne crawler crane LR 1800-1.0

To illustrate its flexibility during the crawler crane presentation, technicians set the new LR 1800-1.0 up in front of the spectators within 45 minutes. The LR 1800-1.0 extends the Liebherr range of crawler cranes in the class below 1000 tonnes, particularly for industrial work such as power plant construction and jobs in the petrochemicals industry. This type of work generally requires luffing jibs and derrick systems. The focus of the product development work on the new large crane was to achieve maximum lifting capacities for these applications whilst also ensuring low cost transport around the world. The new LR 1800-1.0 is currently the most powerful crawler crane on the market with a basic machine just 3 metres wide. It is particularly rigid because of the increased design height. A quick connection to raise the superstructure for transport is standard.

Read the full press release here.

Customer Days in Ehingen

Liebherr has been organising Customer Days in Ehingen since the 90ies. For 15 years Liebherr hosts its Customer Days in a regular sequence of 3 years. Since the Soccer World Cup in Germany in 2006, the company associates a motto with the Customer days. From “Stay on top of the game with Liebherr” in 2006, to this year’s motto was “Strongly connected”.