- Alfred Klug GmbH & Co. KG expands crane fleet with Liebherr LTM 1150-5.3
- 150-tonner closes gap in crane range
- LTM 1150-5.3 scores with one of the longest booms in its crane class
The family-owned company Alfred Klug GmbH & Co. KG is expanding its crane range with a Liebherr LTM 1150-5.3 mobile crane. The 150-tonner replaces a 120-tonne crane in the fleet. An important decision criterion was the 66-meter telescopic boom, one of the longest in this crane class. Furthermore, the crane scores with strong lifting capacities with 9 tonnes basic ballast, which it carries with 12 tonnes axle load on public roads. In addition to Liebherr’s reliability, the variable support VarioBase®, the ease of operation and the good and fast service were factors that led to the choice of a Liebherr crane.
Alfred Klug GmbH & Co. KG is expanding its crane range with an LTM 1150-5.3, which is destined for the Zwickau branch. There, the 150-tonner closes the gap between the 130- and 200-tonner in the company’s crane range and is also the largest crane at the location. The crane’s main areas of application will be transmission mast erection, concrete erection and transformer handling.
Werner Glück, owner and managing director of Alfred Klug GmbH & Co.KG, reports, “The 66-meter boom of the LTM 1150-5.3 was an important decision criterion for us.” In addition to the strengths in the technical area, other advantages were important for the choice of a Liebherr crane: “Liebherr also scores with ease of operation, reliability, and good and fast availability with regard to service and spare parts,” says Glück. Another factor was the VarioBase® variable outrigger base. It enables safe and flexible crane operations even under difficult conditions, such as confined working areas. The simple operation and load capacities calculated for the individual situation increase safety, which relieves the crane operator and increases efficiency.
Auto-Klug replaces a 120-tonner with this crane. In 1939, the company originated from a car recycling business. In the meantime, the size of the family-owned company with headquarters in Hof extends to eight locations in four German states.