04/16/2015 Herbold takes delivery of new Liebherr LTM 1070-4.2 mobile crane

  • The LTM 1070-4.2 replaces a 14-year old LTM 1060/2
  • Greater safety and performance with Liebherr VarioBase®
  • Family run business Rolf Herbold GmbH offers a modern crane fleet

"Herbold makes heavy loads light" is the slogan used by family-run company Rolf Herbold GmbH based in Öhringen, the largest town in the District of Hohenlohe in Germany. Herbold only uses Liebherr mobile cranes. The company recently took delivery of a new LTM 1070-4.2 to replace a 14-year-old LTM 1060/2.

From left to right: Joachim Sommer (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH), Ute Fuchs, Markus Fuchs, Roland Dalaker, Artur Fichte (all from Herbold)

From left to right: Joachim Sommer (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH), Ute Fuchs, Markus Fuchs, Roland Dalaker, Artur Fichte (all from Herbold)

The new 70-tonner with a 50 meter telescopic boom was ordered with the VarioBase® variable supporting base. "This new system was a major reason for our purchase because it gives us more safety and flexibility in our crane operations. We can now tackle jobs which we simply were not equipped to do in the past. In particular over the supports the crane with VarioBase® hoists considerably more", said Ralf Herbold.

The variable support base developed by Liebherr is a unique system which enables each crane support to be extended by an arbitrary distance. The load moment limiter within the LICCON controller ensures that the crane can operate safely. This prevents accidents by human error during both the setup and when hoisting loads. VarioBase® also increases load capacities and extends the operating range.

Herbold also ordered the remote control for the LTM 1070-4.2 because it enables the crane driver to stand close to the load, thus enhancing safety levels, particular for complex hoisting jobs.

The Liebherr LICCON2 mobile crane control offers the option of simple and thus cost-effective conversion into a complete remote control system for the crane. Other than the relevant software on the crane, all that is required is a console with two master switches, which the existing BTT plugs into.

The company has seven mobile cranes with load capacities ranging from 30 tonnes to 120 tonnes and relies 100 percent on the Liebherr brand. The fleet also includes an LTC 1045-3.1 compact crane and several LTF truck-mounted cranes. The company also has a high access equipment division with a wide range of scissor and articulated platforms as well as truck and crawler platforms. The company also provides BGG 966 training courses for these. Another area of business comprises forklift and telescope forklift hire.

The company was founded in 1946 by Friedrich Herbold as a transport and bus business. Today the medium-sized company is managed by the second and third generations of the family.