11/03/2021 Rounding off the portfolio – Seeland decides to purchase the Liebherr LTM 1150-5.3
- LTM 1150-5.3 purchased to meet high demand
- The very latest crane technology and long term partnership were key
- Longest telescopic boom in its class
Gustav Seeland GmbH has purchased a 150 tonne mobile crane to meet high demand. A Liebherr LTM 1150-5.3 has now rounded off the Hamburg-based crane and heavy haulage contractor’s portfolio. The very latest crane technology and long term partnership were key factors in choosing Liebherr once again.
Liebherr first unveiled the LTM 1150-5.3 a year ago using the slogan “The jewel in your fleet” – not at a trade show as is the standard procedure, but virtually as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. This flexible all-rounder has the longest telescopic boom in this crane class at 66 metres and can compete with crane models in the 200 tonne lifting capacity class. It delivers outstanding lifting capacities when fully raised and at large radii. And it is immediately ready for use once it reaches the site. This is because the new 150 tonne crane carries nine tonnes of a ballast with a gross weight of 60 tonnes. That means it can complete lots of jobs without requiring additional ballast transport vehicles. That saves time, money and makes the crane even more valuable to crane contractors.
Managing Director at Gustav Seeland GmbH, Johann Evers, explains: “We identified the need in the market and invested on the basis of customer demand. After holding internal discussions with our dispatch and crane operators, we decided on the Liebherr 150 tonner. The LTM 1150-5.3 will enhance the Seeland crane portfolio.”
The important thing for Seeland was that the crane is state of the art to enable the contractor to offer its customers individual modern crane solutions and services. The LTM 1150-5.3 will be used, among other things, for internal relocations, alignment work, assembly jobs, bridge installations, loading and unloading jobs, handling work and recovery jobs.
Long term partnership
Gustav Seeland GmbH has a long term business relationship with Liebherr. The company has an 80-strong workforce and operates a total of 17 cranes in a wide variety of designs. Eight of its ten all-terrain cranes have been supplied by Liebherr. In summer 2021, an LTM 1060-3.1 was added to the fleet and an LTF 1045-4.1 truck mounted telescopic crane is scheduled to be delivered shortly. Evers continues: “We attach special value to the sort of all-round service that Liebherr provides all the time and in which we have been placing our trust for years. We like the transparency of the company and we regard Liebherr as an excellent partner.”