10/20/2015 SCHOLPP expands crane fleet with six new Liebherr mobile cranes

  • VarioBase® Variable Supporting Base the deciding factor for SCHOLPPThe LTM 1100-4.2 with 60 metre telescopic boom is perfect for work in the chemicals industry and refineries and for mobile phone mast and construction crane erection jobs
  • SCHOLPP has been providing crane and transport services for almost 60 years with its slogan "Tailor-made work with very heavy loads"

SCHOLPP Kran & Transport GmbH based in Stuttgart has ordered six new mobile cranes with load capacities between 70 tonnes and 350 tonnes from Liebherr. All the cranes feature the VarioBase® Variable Supporting Base. The first of two LTM 1100-4.2 models ordered has already been delivered and has already completed several jobs successfully.

Liebherr LTM 1100-4.2 mobile crane erecting a mobile phone mast in the Allgäu Alps

Liebherr LTM 1100-4.2 mobile crane erecting a mobile phone mast in the Allgäu Alps

In addition to the two LTM 1100-4.2 models, the company has also ordered an LTM 1070-4.2, an LTM 1130-5.1 and an LTM 1350-6.1 crane. One of the main criteria for SCHOLPP to order Liebherr mobile cranes was the VarioBase® Variable Supporting Base developed by Liebherr. All the cranes were ordered with this pioneering new system. Martin Scholpp explains: "VarioBase® not only enhances safety but also makes the cranes much more flexible to use. When you inspect a construction site one day and the crane arrives there the next day, things often look completely different. The Variable Supporting Base enables us to react flexibly to changed conditions and work with optimised load capacities where space is at a premium."

Among other things, SCHOLPP plans to use its new LTM 1100-4.2 with 60 metre telescopic boom in the chemicals industry and refineries and for erecting mobile phone masts and construction cranes. The powerful 4-axle crane with its long boom could almost have been designed for this type of job.

The LTM 1100-4.2 completed one of its first jobs in a high Alpine area in the Allgäu Alps. The team from SCHOLPP Kran & Transport GmbH erected a mobile phone mast for BOS-Technik in Balderschwang. BOS-Funk is a non-public FM mobile phone service which is used by public authorities and security organisations. The 4-axle mobile crane had to climb up steep gravel tracks and around tight bends to an altitude of 1,500 metre to erect the mast.

From left to right: Johannes Metzger (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH), Jan Meissner, Jörg Plätzer, Marcel Buxbaum, Martin Scholpp and Stephan Burkhardt (all from SCHOLPP Kran & Transport GmbH)

From left to right: Johannes Metzger (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH), Jan Meissner, Jörg Plätzer, Marcel Buxbaum, Martin Scholpp and Stephan Burkhardt (all from SCHOLPP Kran & Transport GmbH)

SCHOLPP selected the LTM 1100-4.2 with VarioBase® for this job since the erection area for the crane on the site was rather limited. This meant that the two front supports could only be extended to 50 percent of their total extension length. For this job the new crane with its SCHOLPP designation S-HK 120 used its VarioBase® to hoist a weight of 8.7 tonnes at a radius of 19 metre above the front right support. This crane job also required the Liebherr mobile crane's long boom. With its 60 metre telescopic boom the LTM 1100-4.2 still reaches a hook height of 56 metre at a radius of 20 metre. The SCHOLPP team and the new crane completed this job in a few days with élan.

SCHOLPP will celebrate its 60th anniversary next year. With its slogan "Tailor-made work with very heavy loads" the company provides crane and transport services in the Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, Heilbronn, Böblingen and Ludwigshafen areas. SCHOLPP has a fleet of 70 cranes and transport units. In addition to telescopic mobile cranes with load capacities of up to 500 tonnes, the fleet also includes loading cranes, mini-cranes and Liebherr mobile construction cranes. The company has a workforce of 110 and is currently training 12 new crane drivers. The company's in-house training of qualified personnel and its modern fleet provide the basis for SCHOLPP to provide "Tailor-made work with very heavy loads" every day.