- The New 150-tonne crane complements the crane fleet with between 100 and 200 tonnes of lifting capacity
- The long and strong telescopic boom and economic mobility were important decision criteria
- A long-standing partnership with Liebherr contributes to the company’s success
Jandt Kranvermietung GmbH has taken delivery of a Liebherr LTM 1150-5.3 mobile crane. With the new 150-tonne crane, the company from Bielefeld complements its crane fleet in the range between 100 and 200 tonnes lifting capacity. Important criteria in the purchase decision were the very long telescopic boom (66 metres), the high lifting capacities and the economical transport concept of the Liebherr 5-axle crane.
Authorised signatory Jens Lübeck travelled to the Liebherr manufacturing plant in Ehingen to take delivery of the new LTM 1150-5.3. He reports: “In the range of our cranes between the 100 and 200-tonne class, we previously only had the LTM 1130-5.1. And since this was always very well utilised, we wanted to provide it with reinforcement. The LTM 1150-5.3, which Liebherr has launched on the market as the successor to the 130-tonner, was, therefore, the logical choice for us.”
Long and strong telescopic boom with simultaneous economic mobility
After building around 1,500 units, Liebherr presented the LTM 1150-5.3 in autumn 2020 as the successor to the successful LTM 1130-5.1. With a maximum lifting capacity of 150 tonnes and a 66-metre telescopic boom, it complements the Liebherr crane range below the 180-tonne LTM 1160-5.2. The telescopic boom, which is ten per cent longer than its predecessor, lifts loads that are on average 15 per cent higher, both with maximum and partial ballast. The achievement of the Liebherr engineers here was that the low overall weight of the predecessor could be maintained: With twelve tonnes of axle load, the crane carries nine tonnes of ballast on public roads.
This was also an important criterion for Jandt Kranvermietung GmbH when deciding on the purchase. “With nine tonnes of ballast, we can use the LTM 1150-3.1 excellently in the taxi crane business. If we need more power, we can get by with just one vehicle when transporting the counterweight. This allows us to offer our customers a very economical solution,” says Lübeck.
Classic areas of application for the new 150-tonne crane at Jandt will be construction crane assembly and support work in wind power, as well as precast concrete assembly and activities on construction sites in the energy sector. In this context, Lübeck emphasises the high lifting capacity values with 45 tonnes maximum ballast and the 6-metre longer telescopic boom compared to the LTM 1130-5.1.
A long-standing partnership with Liebherr
20 telescopic mobile cranes in Jandt’s fleet bear the Liebherr logo. Lübeck explains: “As a long-standing customer, we appreciate the partnership and the innovative strength of Liebherr. These factors have contributed significantly to the success and growth of our company. We are convinced of the cost-effectiveness of the products, for example, the Liebherr single-engine concept, which has enabled us to further reduce the CO2 emissions of our fleet. On the other hand, we benefit from the excellent service for our entire fleet.”
Jandt is also consistently focusing on CO2 reduction with the procurement of the new LTM 1150-5.3. As with the latest developments in the Liebherr mobile crane series, the 150-tonner also features ECOmode in crane operation for fuel and CO2 savings and noise reduction.
On the one hand, the complete pump drive can be automatically disengaged in engine idling mode and switched back on again in a matter of seconds via the intelligent control system when power is required. On the other hand, the crane control system automatically calculates the optimum engine speed for the working speed preselected via the control lever in order to avoid unnecessarily excessive engine speeds. When driving on the road, there is also a switchable eco mode that prescribes an optimised driving setting that saves fuel and CO2 and reduces noise.