07/13/2020 Sönke Jordt expands range of services with a Liebherr LTM 1300-6.2 mobile crane

  • Sönke Jordt purchases its first crane with a luffing jib
  • LTM 1300-6.2 is designed for fast, simple set-up
  • Automatic erection of the luffing jib takes the strain off the crane operator

North German crane and heavy haulage contractor Sönke Jordt GmbH & Co. KFG has taken delivery of a new Liebherr LTM 1300-6.2 mobile crane. The new 300 tonne crane will help to expand the range of services offered by the fleet. The new purchase marks the company’s entry into the large crane class.

From left to right: Thomas Kudicke, Anna and Tim Jordt with Inga and Per Sönke and Sabine Jordt, Mats Jordt (all from Sönke Jordt GmbH & Co. KG).

From left to right: Thomas Kudicke, Anna and Tim Jordt with Inga and Per Sönke and Sabine Jordt, Mats Jordt (all from Sönke Jordt GmbH & Co. KG).

From left to right: Thomas Kudicke, Anna and Tim Jordt with Inga and Per Sönke and Sabine Jordt, Mats Jordt (all from Sönke Jordt GmbH & Co. KG).

Managing Directors Sönke and Tim Jordt officially took delivery of the new LTM 1300-6.2 together with their families and crane operator Thomas Kudicke at their site in Ratekau in Schleswig-Holstein. Tim Jordt said: “Our LTM 1250-5.1 is only three years old and is working perfectly. But sometimes it is simply too small although it is a powerful 250 tonne crane. That is why we decided to buy the LTM 1300-6.2.”

Sönke Jordt added: “We are steadily growing family-run company, so we decided to take the next step and offer our customers an even greater range of services. The LTM 1300-6.2 now marks our entry into the large crane class. It has a powerful, 78 metre boom and a luffing jib which is easy to erect.”

Sönke Jordt GmbH & Co. KG will mainly use its new 300 tonne crane to erect tower cranes and assemble prefabricated concrete components as well as for industrial work. The LTM 1300-6.2 is the first crane owned by the company with a luffing lattice jib. When it designed this crane model, Liebherr focused on making the crane and the lattice jibs very easy to set up. Furthermore, the luffing jib can be erected automatically – the crane operator only has to luff the telescopic boom. The adjustment winch is operated by the crane controller. The straightforward handling and intuitive operation take the strain off the crane driver and enhance safety during the erection process.

This makes the LTM 1300-6.2 the perfect entry machine for crane contractors who want to expand their range of services with a luffing jib crane. The luffing lattice jib can be erected in 3.5 metre steps up to a height of 70 metres. The benefit compared to the conventional seven metre steps is the ability to set the perfect length for every hoist with correspondingly powerful lifting capacities.

Sönke Jordt was founded in 1994 and in addition to mobile crane rental the company also provides heavy haulage and industrial assembly services. Its fleet includes 16 mobile cranes with lifting capacities ranging from 30 to 300 tonnes. “The simple handling of the cranes and their high level of safety, for example with the VarioBase® variable support base, are just some of the main reasons that we buy from Liebherr. Good after sales service is another important feature”, says Mats Jordt, Fleet and Workshop Manager.