11/05/2014 New Liebherr truck-mounted crane LTF 1045-4.1 expands crane fleet – Würzburger Kranverleih und Bergedienst GmbH relies on proven Liebherr quality

  • Würzburger Kranverleih takes delivery of LTF 1045-4.1 truck-mounted telescopic crane with Volvo chassis
  • The company relies on Liebherr truck-mounted telescopic cranes
  • LTF cranes are economical and make road licensing easier

Würzburger Kranverleih und Bergedienst GmbH has expanded its fleet by investing in a Liebherr LTF 1045-4.1 on a Volvo chassis. The family-run company relies on the benefits provided by truck-mounted telescopic cranes in terms of their economy and road licensing. Company owner Ibrahim Kücükdag visited the Liebherr plant in Ehingen to take delivery of the crane.

From left to right: Georg Wetzel, Armin Scheiner (both from Würzburger Kranverleih), Wolfgang Sailer (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen), Ibrahim Kücükdag, Cane Kücükdag (both from Würzburger Kranverleih), Dieter Walz (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen)

From left to right: Georg Wetzel, Armin Scheiner (both from Würzburger Kranverleih), Wolfgang Sailer (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen), Ibrahim Kücükdag, Cane Kücükdag (both from Würzburger Kranverleih), Dieter Walz (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen)

The LTF 1045-4.1 convinces with its 35-metre telescopic boom and large load capacities with both full and part ballast. The Volvo FMX construction site truck acting as the chassis has high ground clearance due to its high driver's cab. The new crane is the third truck-mounted telescopic crane in the Würzburger Kranverleih und Bergedienst GmbH fleet. The company also has a two-year old LTF 1060-4.1 and a twenty-year old LTF 1030 which is still in use every day without any problems.

Ibrahim Kücükdag voiced the reasons for his positive experience with Liebherr truck-mounted telescopic cranes: "Our LTF cranes cover around 15,000 kilometres every year. They are much more economical than conventional mobile cranes over long distances." The LTF cranes are used by Würzburger Kranverleih for jobs which require low or even no manoeuvrability, for example for erecting steelwork construction buildings, loading machines at industrial companies, erection prefabricated buildings and cellars.

The simplified road licences for the truck-mounted telescopic cranes throughout Germany due to their low axle weights is a major plus point as many customers make inquiries when they require a crane quickly. "With part ballast the LTF cranes can be licensed exactly like a normal truck. That is a major advantage for our flexibility", says Kücükdag.

The new LTM 1090-4.1 mobile crane which was delivered to the company around three months ago also provides a high level of flexibility. It is a taxi crane with 6.7 tonnes of ballast which can be used in the 70-tonne class. With full ballast the mobile crane provides outstanding load capacity values in the 90-tonne class.

Family-run Würzburger Kranverleih has a workforce of 30 and relies almost exclusively on Liebherr cranes. Its fleet comprises 13 mobile cranes with load capacities between 30 tonnes and 220 tonnes, 12 of which bear the Liebherr brand name.