LTM 1450-8.1 - The big fast-erecting crane!

  • Powerful:

    Outstanding lifting capacities at great heights – and can be set up quickly on site.

  • Take one engine out to increase lifting capacity:

    The single-engine concept reduces maintenance and increases lifting capacity.

  • Everything on board:

    With a 26,400 lb / 12 t axle load, the crane carries its complete telescopic boom, four outriggers and the hoisting winch.

  • Ready for anything:

    VarioBallast® enables the infinite adjustment of the ballast radius using hydraulic slewing mechanism.

  • Green:

    In ECOmode, the mobile crane’s fuel consumption is reduced by up to 10%.

LTM 1450-8.1

The LTM 1450-8.1 features a very long yet powerful 7-piece 85 metre telescopic boom. If greater height is required, a folding jib can be installed quickly, whilst a fixed jib or powerful luffing jib can also be attached. These are controlled using time-tested telematics technology. The 8-axle crane has been designed for worldwide cost-effective mobility and fast, easy setup on site. Our large fast-erecting crane is capable of travelling on public roads with a 12-tonne axle load carrying its complete telescopic boom, all its outriggers and the complete hoist winch. This enables it to be prepared for use very quickly once it reaches the site. With its time-testing technology such as the infinitely variable hydraulically adjustable VarioBallast®, VarioBase®, the single-engine concept or ECOmode and ECOdrive, makes this crane the state of the art in crane technology.

Max. load capacity 450 t
Telescopic boom 85 m
Max. hoist height 132 m
Max. radius 103 m
Number of axles 8
Max. load capacity 450 t
at radius 3.00 m
Telescopic boom from 16.10 m
Telescopic boom up to 85.00 m
Lattice jib from 7.00 m
Lattice jib up to 84.00 m
Drive engine/make Liebherr
Drive engine 8-Zylinder-Diesel
Drive engine/power 505 kW
Number of axles 8
Drive/Steering standard 16 x 8 x 16
Driving speed 85.00 km/h
Total ballast 134.00 t

Counterweight [t]

VarioBallast: Counterweight radius

Boom/jib combinations

On-road driving

Jobsite driving


ECOmode minimises both fuel consumption and noise emissions when operating the crane superstructure. The crane operator sets the required working speed using the control lever. The LICCON2 control system calculates the perfect engine speed for the diesel engine.


ECOdrive makes the mobile crane significantly more comfortable and quieter by reducing the engine speed. Faster gearshifting delivers greater dynamic and traction offroad. On the road, the torque from the Liebherr diesel engine is used efficiently to minimise fuel consumption.

Single-engine concept

Take one engine out to increase lifting capacity. Or more accurately – the superstructure is powered by the undercarriage engine. Gear shafts are routed from the distributor gear in the substructure via two mitre gears to the pump distributor gear in the superstructure. That enables us to remove one engine – and we use this to increase the crane’s lifting capacity.


VarioBase makes the crane’s support system variable. It enables each outrigger to be extended to a different length. This enhances safety – particularly in constricted spaces. And what's more, the crane’s lifting capacities are significantly increased, particularly over the outriggers and depending on the configuration.

VarioBallast® (hydraulic)

The ballast radius can be infinitely varied using a simple hydraulic slewing mechanism. The radius can be reduced in constricted conditions or increased if a higher lifting capacity is required. This significantly increases the crane’s flexibility.

Automatic erection of the luffing jib

We can provide a support function for erecting the luffing jib on larger LICCON2 cranes. Activating the automatic erection system in the LICCON crane control system ensures that the adjustment winch is automatically adjusted by the control system as the telescopic boom is luffed.

Increased flexibility and safety by using lifting capacity tables with different maximum wind speeds.

Up to 90 % lower CO2 emissions in action.

Hundredth LTM 1450-8.1 mobile crane delivered to French crane hire contractor Bezombes:

Just 21 months after the start of deliveries, Liebherr handed over the hundredth LTM 1450-8.1. It went to Niort in western France, not far from the Atlantic coast, to crane contractor Bezombes, which has upgraded its fleet with the 450-tonne machine. Find out more

On your marks:

The LTM 1450-8.1 is a genuine all-rounder. Its powerful boom has a large range and can complete crane jobs normally reserved for the 500-tonne class in many areas. VarioBallast® with hydraulic adjustment is convenient and makes the crane very flexible. Find out more

First LTM 1450-8.1 mobile crane delivered to Asia – Set Win Group is impressed with the 450 tonne machine:

During the Liebherr Customer Days in Hong Kong, the Set Win Group took delivery of its new LTM 1450-8.1 mobile crane. Managing Directors Alan and Raymond Kan are delighted with the new flagship in their fleet: "The LTM 1450-8.1 exceeds our expectations. It was the right decision at the right time." Find out more