05/25/2016 "Small but mighty" - family company Empting expands crane fleet with Liebherr LTM 1130-5.1 mobile crane

  • Empting takes delivery of Liebherr LTM 1130-5.1
  • Fleet consists exclusively of Liebherr mobile cranes
  • VarioBase® enhances both safety and capacity

Empting Kran- und Handelsgesellschaft mbH from Cuxhaven has expanded its fleet with a 130-tonne mobile crane. The Liebherr LTM 1130-5.1 was ordered with a full range of equipment making it suitable for universal use.

From left to right: Jens Fähse (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH), Birgit Brending, Hartmut Brending (both from Empting Kran und Handelsgesellschaft mbH)

From left to right: Jens Fähse (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH), Birgit Brending, Hartmut Brending (both from Empting Kran und Handelsgesellschaft mbH)

The new 5-axle crane fits perfectly between the company's existing LTM 1055-3.2 and LTM 1200-5.1 cranes. The good order book situation, particularly in the construction industry and port work, led to the decision to purchase a third crane. To ensure that it is suitable for universal, flexible use, Empting ordered the double folding jib which significantly extends the working range of the 60m telescopic boom in terms of hoist height and radius. The VarioBase® variable support base delivers additional safety and greater capacity.

Empting relies 100 percent on Liebherr mobile cranes. Owner Birgit Brending explains: "As a child I was at Liebherr in the seventies and I am still a Liebherr fan now." She describes her own family-run company which has just 6 employees as "small but mighty – everybody helps out". The crane and the transport contracting company was founded in 1977.