- LTM 1110-5.1 closes the gap between 100 and 130 tonnes
- The Liebherr 110 tonne crane’s great flexibility in action was the main reason behind the purchase decision
- Klema and Liebherr have a strong, long term partnership
Klema Kranverleih GmbH based in Oberschleissheim has taken delivery of a new Liebherr LTM 1110-5.1 mobile crane. The new 110-tonne model will expand the Bavarian company’s fleet. The main factors behind the decision included the high performance and great variability of the LTM 1110-5.1 in terms of axle loads and transport weight.
Managing Director Henry Lewin explains: “We regard the new LTM 1110-5.1 as a sensible addition to our fleet, closing the gap between 100 and 130 tonnes. We decided to buy the Liebherr 110 tonne crane because its design makes it flexible on public roads, where it can carry 13.4 tonnes of ballast.”
Long, powerful boom and great mobility
The concept behind the LTM 1110-5.1 is designed to ensure it delivers high performance with a long telescopic boom along with great mobility. It has such a lightweight design that it has a gross weight of just 48 tonnes with axle loads of less than 10 tonnes.
Even in countries where mobile cranes with a 12- tonne axle load are permitted on the roads, crane operators have for some time been demanding cranes that can be driven with 10 tonnes per axle by simply removing the ballast.
This version delivers major benefits for obtaining licences and route permits, increasing flexibility for job planning. Despite its lightweight construction, its 60-metre telescopic boom enables the LTM 1110-5.1 to exceed the performance of comparable mobile cranes on the market.
First job with full ballast and double folding jib
At its very first job, Klema’s new LTM 1110-5.1 had to show exactly what it was made of – the maximum ballast of 29 tonnes was required to replace filter systems at Zolling power plant, around 50 kilometres north of Munich, and the crane had to be set up with its 19 metre double folding jib.
Crane operator Thomas Feder is full of praise for his new machine: “It’s a great crane, fantastic handling, superb quality. The crane can be set up quickly and requires very little space. Bring on the next challenges”.
A close partnership over many years
Liebherr and Klema have a long term partnership. “Liebherr stands for quality and service, but the fact that we have had a good business relationship with the team there for many years makes our purchase decisions that much easier”, says Lewin.
Klema Kranverleih GmbH first opened for business in 1965 when it bought a 6-tonne mobile crane and a forklift truck. Over the decades, this small business has developed into a modern company with more than 80 vehicles today, making it a strong partner for handling heavy loads. The company has several outlets in southern Germany.