Clausen Kran AG procures first LRT 1090-2.1 in Switzerland

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  • First rough terrain crane LRT 1090-2.1 in Switzerland 
  • High performance, compactness and variability of Liebherr machines are decisive factors – Clausen Kran AG has been a reliable partner for crane work and special transports for 50  years  
  • The Valais-based company Clausen Kran AG rounds off its crane fleet with a Liebherr LTM 1150- 5.3 mobile crane and an LRT 1090-2.1 rough terrain crane. The Brig-based company is an expert in crane operations in the mountains and relies 100 percent on Liebherr mobile and crawler cranes. 

Company owner Geri Clausen explains: “The LTM 1150-5.3 is a  powerful all-rounder allowing flexible use thanks to its variable driving conditions. Its five axles make it  very compact and manoeuvrable. With the detachable boom, it also offers a great advantage for a  variety of operations in our mountainous region.” Cornelia Clausen-Ogi, company owner, adds: “The LRT 1090-2.1 rough terrain crane is an ideal addition to our crane fleet, enabling us to offer our customers customised solutions for their projects.” 

Flexible all-rounder with 66 metre telescopic boom 

Clausen is planning the new LTM 1150-5.3 for assembly and disassembly of construction cranes as well  as for operations in chemical plants where large lifting heights are required. For power stations and cable  car projects with weight-limited access, the Liebherr 150-tonne crane is ideal as it weighs 31 tonnes with  the boom dismantled. All mobile and crawler cranes in the Clausen Kran AG fleet are made by Liebherr.  

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“We enjoy a long-standing and trusting partnership with Liebherr. I have a high regard for Liebherr’s  modern crane technology, as I myself use the vehicles nearly every day”, declares Geri Clausen. 

Clausen also cites Liebherr’s famously good service as an important decision criterion: “Standing for  quality and service, Liebherr has been providing us with state-of-the-art crane and drive technology for  years. We receive excellent support and Liebherr-Baumaschinen AG in Reiden is there for us around the  clock”. 

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The LRT 1090-2.1 all-terrain crane is transported by low-loader on public roads.

The LTM 1150-5.3 has a 66-metre telescopic boom, putting it on a par with crane types in the 200-tonne capacity class. It scores with outstanding lifting capacities in a steep position as well as with a large  radius. And it is ready for immediate use on the construction site: With a total weight of 60 tonnes and an  axle load of 12 tonnes, the new 150-tonne truck already carries nine tonnes of ballast. This means it can do many jobs without the need for extra ballast transport.

That saves time and money. It also has an  optional detachable boom and removable sliding beams. When both components are removed, the  LTM 1150-5.3 weighs around 31 tonnes. This makes it much easier to obtain special permits for the  routes to be travelled. 

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“Safety first” 

The Liebherr LRT 1090-2.1 rough terrain crane – sold for the first time in Switzerland – was designed  above all with a high degree of safety in mind. Standard equipment includes sliding beam monitoring.  This automatically detects the support status – on tyres or supports – and transfers it to the crane  control. The LRT also comes with the variable supporting base VarioBase® as standard. This boosts  flexibility on the construction site, while at the same time increasing the crane’s lifting capacity. With a  maximum lifting capacity of 90 tonnes and a maximum lifting height of 66 metres, the 2-axle crane is  ideally suited for off-road use. 

Clausen Kran AG was founded in 1972. The fleet is distinguished by its diversity and currently consists  of seven mobile and crawler cranes with lifting capacities of up to 250 tonnes as well as three heavy-duty  tractors. Thanks to innovative ideas, the company is one of the leading providers of crane work and  special transports in the Valais and Switzerland. 

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