The engineers at Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH made the multi-award-winning VarioBase® support technology the focus of the structural steel construction when creating the concept for the new crane. This meant that the new LTM crane is the first to have an asymmetrical support base – with the width being 7.4 metres at the front and 8.1 metres at the rear. The single-stage outriggers at the front are lighter. This weight reduction can be used to extend the boom length. Furthermore, the single-stage outriggers feature greater rigidity. The extended rear supports, together with Liebherr’s VarioBase®, deliver particularly high load capacities. Liebherr calls the combination of the trapezoidal, variable support base, “VarioBase® Plus”.