08/15/2018 Liebherr LTM 1350-6.1 mobile crane installs storage and retrieval vehicles for high-bay shelving warehouse

  • 28-metre long storage and retrieval vehicles hoisted in through roof opening
  • Large radius thanks to 42-metre luffing jib
  • Prangl also has strong commitments in Eastern Europe

A Liebherr mobile crane operated by heavy haulage contractor Prangl installed several large storage and retrieval vehicles in a new high-bay shelving warehouse in Frastanz, Austria, a village in the west of the country near the border with the Principality of Lichtenstein. An LTM 1350-6.1 with a 42-metre luffing jib completed the work.

Teamwork – the element is swung vertically together with an LTM 1070-4.1 and prepared for installation.

Teamwork – the element is swung vertically together with an LTM 1070-4.1 and prepared for installation.

The storage and retrieval vehicles weighing around ten tonnes had to be positioned precisely for installation through openings in the roof of a newly built high-bay shelving warehouse. The 28-metre elements were swung into a vertical position using a Liebherr LTM 1070-4.1 mobile crane, which also completed the set-up work on the larger mobile crane. A total of eight of these storage and retrieval vehicles had to be hoisted into the modern industrial building using radii of up to 40 metres.

Large range – the storage and retrieval vehicle is lowered through the roof of the new warehouse building using a radius of 42 metres.

Large range – the storage and retrieval vehicle is lowered through the roof of the new warehouse building using a radius of 42 metres.

To complete this job, the LTM 1350-6.1 was assembled with a 42-metre luffing jib and ballasted with counterweights weighing a total of 100 tonnes. Oliver Thum, crane expert in Prangl Technical External Services Department, was very satisfied on site with how smoothly the job was completed.

Experienced – crane expert Oliver Thum is responsible for a number of sites within Prangl's Technical External Services Department.

Experienced – crane expert Oliver Thum is responsible for a number of sites within Prangl's Technical External Services Department.

Crane service provider Prangl, one of the largest crane and heavy haulage contractors in Austria, is a long term partner of Liebherr. It has a fleet of over 200 cranes, with the majority being supplied by Liebherr. In addition to a large number of mobile cranes, the group also has around ten MK mobile construction cranes and Liebherr crawler cranes with lifting capacities of up to 750 tonnes. The company has a presence throughout Austria with its head office in Vienna and five other branch offices. It also has ten further subsidiaries in Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia and Slovakia.