09/13/2021 Premiere: Scholpp acquires the first for-hire Liebherr MK 73-3.1 mobile construction crane
- Ultra-manoeuvrable taxi crane is ideal for tight inner-city construction sites
- New MK 73-3.1 crane’s compact design impresses Baden-Württemberg based crane and transport service provider
- Crane officially handed over to rental company at the Platformers’ Days event in Karlsruhe
Ever since its successful launch back in spring, Liebherr’s MK 73-3.1 mobile construction crane has been gaining in popularity. The crane and transport service provider Scholpp, which has five branches across Baden-Württemberg, has now also opted for the ultra-manoeuvrable and flexible taxi crane. The new Liebherr crane will be the first of its kind to be part of a rental fleet in Germany.
The first Liebherr MK 73-3.1 for hire in Germany is now part of the rental fleet belonging to Scholpp Kran und Transport GmbH. Representatives of Liebherr-Werk Biberach GmbH officially handed over the crane to the crane service provider at Platformers’ Days, the trade show for lifting and height access technology. Industry members came together at the show’s new venue, the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre, for the first time this year.
The MK 73-3.1 celebrated its global launch back in spring and is the newest member of the Liebherr mobile construction crane family. “The MK 73-3.1 is especially important for our portfolio from an economic point of view,” says a delighted Stephan Burkhardt, Head of Operations at Scholpp Kran und Transport. The 3-axle crane is Liebherr’s answer to market demands for a small, compact and agile mobile construction crane that is fast and flexible in operation.
Electric operation on site
Like its big brothers, the MK 73-3.1 operates electrically on site, either via site power supply or its integrated power drive. Operation is extremely quiet and emission-free in electric mode. The internal power drive is based on a single-engine concept. Its EcoMode feature enables reliable travel and economical operation.
Scholpp has acquired the MK 73-3.1 to expand its portfolio of mobile construction cranes for hire. The crane will primarily be used on construction sites where a reliable taxi crane with compact dimensions and a long reach is required. With a jib length of 38.5 metres, the crane offers a jib head load capacity of 2,000 kilograms with corresponding additional ballast. “Our crane operators are already looking forward to using the MK 73-3.1 on our diverse job assignments,” says Christof Kopp, branch manager in Stuttgart. The new mobile construction crane will be based in the state capital. The crane is ideal for narrow streets and tight sites, for example for installing solar panels and air conditioning systems, rooftop greening and balcony assembly.
Fleet comprises around 280 vehicles
The MK 73-3.1 is the eighth Liebherr mobile construction crane to join the fleet belonging to Scholpp, a company with branches in Stuttgart, Leonberg, Karlsruhe, Heilbronn and Ludwigshafen. With enthusiasm, know-how and a well-coordinated team, the service provider annually carries out more than 10,000 assignments in Baden-Württemberg. The fleet consists of around 280 vehicles, more than 70 of which are cranes. The crane and transport service provider exclusively opts for Liebherr when it comes to mobile construction cranes.