News | 10/27/2022 From Bauma to the Netherlands: Battery-powered crawler crane for Bultena Verhuur

Since 1990, the Dutch crane rental company Bultena Verhuur has been renting out telescopic loaders with experienced drivers. The company has been working with alternative drives since 2013 and has firmly anchored the reduction of CO2 in its strategy. With the new Liebherr LR 1160.1 unplugged crawler crane, the company is consistently expanding its range of cranes.

from left to right: Michael Flecker (Liebherr-Werk Nenzing), Karen van Oorschot (General Manager Bultena Verhuur, Jan Yke Algra (General Manager Bultena Verhuur), Erik Jansen (Owner Bultena Verhuur), Gerhard Frainer (Liebherr-Werk Nenzing) and Jurrian Nielen (Liebherr Maritime Benelux B.V.)

Single image, web (227 KB)

An outstanding feature of the battery-powered Unplugged-machine is "zero emission" during operation. The crawler crane produces no exhaust fumes and is very quiet at the same time. When idling, the sound pressure level of three Unplugged crawler cranes is equivalent to a normal conversation on the construction site. For Bultena Verhuur, more than 100 machine operators and their machines are in use every day on various construction sites. Because renting out manned machines is the business model of owner Erik Jansen. With the Unplugged crawler crane, he hits the right note in the future, especially in noise-sensitive regions, and finds favour with construction site personnel and residents. An ideal addition to the company's rental fleet, which is now in use throughout the Benelux region. At the machine handover at Bauma in Munich, owner Erik Jansen and his two branch managers Karen van Oorschot and Jan Yke Algra joyfully took delivery of the LR 1160.1 unplugged.