- LTM 1450-8.1 is Rothmund’s strongest mobile crane
- 85-metre telescopic boom and short set-up time were important decision criteria
- First-class customer service and uniform crane control speak in favour of Liebherr
Rothmund GmbH Kran und Montage has significantly strengthened the performance spectrum of its mobile crane fleet: the Liebherr LTM 1450-8.1 is now the Pforzheim-based company’s most powerful crane. For managing director Heiko Brückner, the 85-metre telescopic boom and the short set-up time on the construction site were important decision criteria for the Liebherr 450-tonner.
Rothmund has increased the maximum lifting capacity of its crane fleet from 350 to 450 tonnes with the LTM 1450-8.1. Heiko Brückner explains: “Everything is getting bigger and heavier. That’s why we decided to purchase an additional crane with a higher lifting capacity. The order volume was there.”
At 85 metres, the LTM 1450-8.1 has the world’s longest telescopic boom in the 8-axle class, which can be carried on public roads with a twelve-tonne axle load. This means it is quickly ready for use on the construction site. “We are thrilled with the concept of the crane. It is quickly set up and with its 85-metre jib it is optimal for construction crane assemblies,” says Brückner.
Rothmund has procured six new Liebherr cranes since 2020. Two more are on order. Brückner reports, “At Bauma we ordered an LTM 1150-5.3 and the brand new LTM 1100-5.3. Around 95 per cent of our mobile cranes now come from Liebherr. The customer service is unbeatable. We also take advantage of the Liebherr training offer for our crane operators. Liebherr offers another big advantage: because the control system is the same from small to large cranes, we can flexibly deploy our drivers on different equipment.”
Rothmund GmbH was founded in 1982 as a crane company in the Pforzheim area. The customers’ demands grew so rapidly that after one and a half years there were already three cranes in operation and after five years there were five. Over the years, the company has developed into a service provider for heavy and machinery transport as well as plant relocation. In the meantime, a number of special vehicles such as safe crawlers, air cushion systems and loading cranes are part of the equipment.
The press release was sent by Liebherr on 25 April 2023.