01/28/2021 Made to measure – LTM 1100-4.2 from Tage Kristensen in action on a narrow pier in Hanstholm

  • VarioBase® enabled the job to be completed safely on Hanstholm pier in Denmark
  • Tage Kristensen positioned a 7 tonne concrete component outside the pier using the LTM 1100-4.2

Operating on a very narrow strip, the Liebherr LTM 1100-4.2 mobile crane from Danish crane contractor Tage Kristensen A/S relocated concrete components on the pier at Hanstholm, Denmark. Full concentration was required throughout the 8-hour job. Due to a lack of space, only one of the four outriggers could be fully extended. However, VarioBase® ensured that the job could be completed safely.

VarioBase® enabled Danish company Tage Kristensen to complete the job safely.

VarioBase® enabled Danish company Tage Kristensen to complete the job safely.

VarioBase® enabled Danish company Tage Kristensen to complete the job safely.

Surrounded by water on the left, right and at the rear, with an extremely small set-up area for the LTM 1100-4.2 – the team from Tage Kristensen had to manoeuvre with pinpoint accuracy for a job in Hanstholm to position the 100 tonne crane safely at the end of the pier. “There was very little space available. Only a single outrigger could be extended to 100 percent”, explains company owner Mark Kristensen. The LTM 1100-4.2 had to position a 7 tonne concrete component outside the pier using a radius of 14 metres.

The LTM 1100-4.2 had to position a 7 tonne concrete component outside the pier.

The LTM 1100-4.2 had to position a 7 tonne concrete component outside the pier.

The LTM 1100-4.2 had to position a 7 tonne concrete component outside the pier.

Our LTM 1100-4.2 features VarioBase®. That made the job significantly easier and, more importantly, safer,” adds Kristensen. The Liebherr system calculates the maximum lifting capacities for any support configuration and ensures that the crane will operate safely beyond the LML load moment limiting system.

Mark Kristensen says: “The LTM 1100-4.2 is our first Liebherr crane. But we are delighted with our 100-tonner. A good after-sales service is also very important for us.”

Narrow strip – only one outrigger on the Liebherr 100 tonne crane could be fully extended.

Narrow strip – only one outrigger on the Liebherr 100 tonne crane could be fully extended.

Narrow strip – only one outrigger on the Liebherr 100 tonne crane could be fully extended.

Tage Kristensen A/S was founded in 1973 by the father of the current two owners, Mark and Kurt Kristensen. Paw Birkebo also recently joined the company as partly owner. With four mobile cranes, four loading cranes and several trucks, the company mainly focuses on repair work for wind turbines. Kristensen also carries out a very wide range of hoisting work near the company’s base in Hanstholm, as well as in other parts of Denmark.