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Press releases | 03/04/2021

30 years in the ground – LTM 1500-8.1 removes 104-tonne tower crane foundation

For over 30 years, there has been an enormous concrete foundation under the floor slab of a department store in Herne. It was rediscovered when the building was demolished. As the foundation was above an underground railway tunnel, it was not possible to crush it in situ. Therefore, a 500 tonne LTM 1500-8.1 mobile crane from crane and heavy haulage specialist Autokrane Schares GmbH based in Bocholt was used to remove the foundation and place it in an open space, where it was then crushed using heavy machinery. Find out more

Press releases | 03/02/2021

AKM expands crane fleet with LTM 1650-8.1 and LTM 1120-4.1

AKM Autokranvermietung GmbH took delivery of two new Liebherr mobile cranes in December – the LTM 1120-4.1 and LTM 1650-8.1 are among the latest models in the Liebherr mobile crane portfolio. The Munich-based company now has the first ever LTM 1120-4.1 that Liebherr has delivered to a customer in Germany. Find out more

Press releases | 02/25/2021

Guindastes Tatuapé enlarges fleet with new LTM 1500-8.1 after 30 years of great partnership with Liebherr

Guindastes Tatuapé, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, purchased a new LTM 1500-8.1. The 8-axle giant is the 27th crane Tatuapé bought from Liebherr in the last 20 years. Being one of the largest crane rental companies in Brazil, Tatuapé has a growing fleet of mobile cranes, operating throughout Brazil and the surrounding countries in South America. The new 500 t crane will first serve in the assembling of a pulp and paper mill. Find out more

Press releases | 02/23/2021

Expanding the fleet – Darcy Pacheco takes delivery of Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1

Darcy Pacheco Soluções de Peso, one of the most important cargo handling company in Brazil, has invested in a new LTM 1500-8.1. The company has had extremely positive experience with the Liebherr 500 tonne crane and is impressed with its reliability. The LTM 1500-8.1 is the most successful crane in its class. The large crane will tackle jobs in industry, infrastructure projects and the assembly of wind turbines for Darcy Pacheco. Find out more

Press releases | 02/22/2021

Liebherr crane package for Krandienst Schulz

Krandienst Schulz GmbH & Co. KG has placed an order with Liebherr for a package of nine mobile cranes with lifting capacities ranging from 60 to 650 tonnes. The new cranes will enable the Hamburg-based company to expand its fleet to meet increasing demand around the city and its new branch in Stade. Find out more

Press releases | 02/17/2021

Wasel takes delivery of new Liebherr LTM 1650 8.1 mobile crane and orders new LR 1700 1.0 crawler crane

Wasel GmbH has taken delivery of a new LTM 1650-8.1 at the Liebherr Plant in Ehingen. The new crane strengthens the mobile crane fleet at the crane and heavy haulage contractor based in Bergheim. At the same time, Wasel ordered a new LR 1700-1.0 crawler crane. The excellent concept and high performance of the new 700 tonne lattice boom crane, which Liebherr only launched recently, were key features behind the decision. Find out more

Press releases | 02/15/2021

Mobile and powerful – Liebherr unveils new 700-tonne LR 1700-1.0 crawler crane

After 12 years and over 200 units produced, Liebherr’s successful LR 1600/2 crawler crane now has a successor – the design of the LR 1700-1.0 with a maximum lifting capacity of 700 tonnes is based on its 600 tonne predecessor and features similar dimensions. In many respects, the new crane even exceeds the performance of the LR 1750/2. The first models of the new crane will be delivered around mid-2021, around the same time as the final LR 1600/2 units will be delivered. As deliveries of the LR 1750/2 will also cease after almost 20 years of production, the powerful LR 1700-1.0 will also assume its position below the 800 tonne LR 1800-1.0. Find out more

Press releases | 02/11/2021

Liebherr LTM 1230-5.1 mobile crane installs elevator shaft against the backdrop of the Frankfurt skyline

Passers-by were treated to a rather rare site in a pedestrian zone at the end of January in Frankfurt city centre – a 5-axle mobile crane extended its long telescopic boom high above the fronts of the buildings. Hanging from its hook were components of an elevator shaft which had to be installed at the rear of one of the buildings. The red crane was the Liebherr LTM 1230-5.1 operated by Frankfurt-based crane and heavy haulage specialist Autodienst West Ganske GmbH (ADW). Find out more

Press releases | 02/09/2021

Schwientek takes delivery of new LTM 1120-4.1 from Liebherr

Mobile crane and recovery contractor Schwientek & Sohn based in Leverkusen has taken delivery of a new Liebherr LTM 1120-4.1 mobile crane. It is the first of Liebherr’s new 120 tonne crane in Germany. Liebherr unveiled the prototype at the Conexpo in Las Vegas in March 2020 with the slogan “There’s nothing more on 4!”. It is the most powerful 4-axle all-terrain crane that has ever been built and delivers a level of performance which was previously the domain of 5-axle cranes. Find out more

Press releases | 02/01/2021

Job-sharing at Bracht – LTM 1450-8.1 fast-erecting crane impresses in tandem hoists

Liebherr designed its 8-axle LTM 1450-8.1 crane for worldwide cost-effective mobility and fast, easy setup on site. It is capable of travelling on public roads with a 12-tonne axle load including its complete 85 metre telescopic boom, all four outriggers and the hoist winch. This enables it to be prepared for use very quickly once it reaches the site. It also means that two of these fast-erecting cranes completing hoists in tandem can sometimes be more economical than using a single large crane. In fact, this is a recurrent theme at crane and heavy haulage specialist Franz Bracht Kran-Vermietung GmbH. Find out more

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