05/28/2020 HKV Schmitz adds a new Liebherr LTM 1230 5.1 to its fleet

  • LTM 1230-5.1 mobile crane provides massive power for working at great heights
  • HKV Schmitz only uses Liebherr mobile cranes
  • VaroBase®Plus and VarioBallast® are important features

In the first few days of March, Yvonne Schmitz, Managing Director of HKV Schmitz + Partner GmbH, paid a visit to the Liebherr Plant in Ehingen take delivery of her brand new LTM 1230-5.1 mobile crane. The 230 tonne crane provides massive power for working at great heights.

Crane handover with a handshake before the Coronavirus crisis.

Crane handover with a handshake before the Coronavirus crisis.

Crane handover with a handshake before the Coronavirus crisis.
From left to right: Erich Schneider (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH), Yvonne Schmitz (HKV Schmitz + Partner GmbH), Bruno Tump (HKV Schmitz + Partner GmbH) and Florian Maier (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH).

“We only use Liebherr mobile cranes”, said Yvonne Schmitz. “The new 230 tonne crane is a perfect addition to our fleet. It will replace a six-axle 250 tonne crane. One of the main factors behind the decision to buy the crane was its powerful, very long 75 metre boom – and all on a five-axle chassis.” HKV Schmitz will mainly use the new crane for erecting tower cranes and for working in chemical plants.

“The technical VarioBase® and VarioBallast® features on the LTM 1230-5.1 are very handy in everyday practical use”, continued Ms Schmitz. Greater economy due to less ballast being transported and greater flexibility, particularly on constricted sites, are extremely useful for everyday use. The 230 tonne crane is the first one to feature VarioBase®Plus – a asymmetrical support base generates even higher lifting capacities at the rear of the crane.

The company is based in Cologne and has a 48-strong workforce in the HKV Group, with a total of 26 Liebherr cranes. The fleet’s flagship is an LR 1500 crawler crane. In addition to crane work, the family-run company, which was founded in 1995, also offers heavy haulage, erection and project planning services.