LTM 1500-8.1 - The most successful large crane of all time.

  • Powerful:

    The LTM 1500-8.1 has a maximum lifting capacity of 500 t, making it a real power package.

  • Variable - 50 or 84 m:

    Both telescopic boom lengths feature the Telematik automated telescoping system.

  • Mobile:

    Both on-road or off-road, the 8-axle crane impresses with its outstanding chassis technology.

  • Automated:

    The crane levels itself automatically during the support process.

  • Modular design:

    The counterweight frame consists of a basic frame and two winch packages, so that it is very compact and can be installed quickly.

LTM 1500-8.1

The LTM 1500-8.1 was first unveiled at the Bauma in Munich as long ago as 1998. Around 20 years later, in summer 2020, the 600th unit of the 8-axle crane was delivered. The most successful large crane of all time is ideal for a very wide range of jobs with its high lifting capacity, enormous reliability and mobility both on the road and at sites. It is used wherever heavy loads have to be hoisted quickly – industry, infrastructure, wind power or loading work. The successful giant will be replaced by the LTM 1650-8.1 as from 2020.

Max. load capacity 500 t
Telescopic boom 84 m
Max. hoist height 142 m
Max. radius 108 m
Number of axles 8
Max. load capacity 500 t
at radius 3.00 m
Telescopic boom from 16.10 m
Telescopic boom up to 84.00 m
Lattice jib from 6.00 m
Lattice jib up to 91.00 m
Drive engine/make Liebherr
Drive engine 8-Zylinder-Diesel
Drive engine/power 505 kW
Number of axles 8
Crane engine/make Liebherr
Crane engine 6-Zylinder-Diesel
Crane engine/power 240 kW
Drive/Steering standard 16 x 8 x 12
Driving speed 85.00 km/h
Total ballast 165.00 t


Boom/jib combinations 50 m

Boom/jib combinations 84 m

Liebherr mobile crane LTM 1500-8.1

Liebherr mobile crane LTM 1500-8.1

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LTM 1500-8.1 places dome on Berlin’s Humboldt Forum

LTM 1500-8.1 places dome on Berlin’s Humboldt Forum

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600th Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 mobile crane delivered:

Just four years after Liebherr delivered the 500th LTM 1500-8.1, the 600th has now been handed over in a special ceremony. The crane was delivered to Korean crane contractor Crane Korea Co. Ltd, where the new 500-tonne machine will replace an LTM 1400/1. Find out more

Two Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 mobile cranes dismantle 100-year-old bridge:

Two Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 mobile cranes from crane and heavy haulage contractors Autokrane Schares GmbH from Bocholt and Dietmar Flossdorf GmbH from Bad Neuenahr dismantled a 100-year-old railway bridge in Essen. The two 500-tonne cranes had to lift 120 tonnes of steel in a tandem hoist. Find out more