31 Liebherr cranes ordered by Ulferts & Wittrock
Over the last two years, the Ulferts & Wittrock Group has taken delivery of 80 new Liebherr mobile cranes. Another order package for 31 cranes for delivery this year was signed recently. Ulferts & Wittrock is modernising its nationwide crane fleet with new Liebherr cranes. The cranes range from the LTM 1040-2.1 to the LTM 1250-5.1. Around one-third of the machines ordered are in the 5-axle class.
The new order package includes a large number of the new LTM 1150-5.3. Marcus Wittrock, Managing Partner at Ulferts & Wittrock, explains: “The new Liebherr 150t crane enables us to expand our 5-axle class perfectly as it delivers excellent lifting capacities, a very long telescopic boom and can carry a good deal of ballast on public roads.”
Liebherr unveiled the LTM 1150-5.3 in October last year as the successor to the successful LTM 1130-5.1. With a maximum lifting capacity of 150t and a 66m telescopic boom, it is the perfect addition to Liebherr’s crane range below the 180t LTM 1160-5.2. The 10% longer telescopic boom compared to its predecessor will, on average, hoist 15% higher loads with both maximum and part ballast. And with this in mind, the Liebherr engineers have produced a minor miracle – the new crane has the same low gross weight as its predecessor. With an axle load of 12t, the crane can carry 9t of ballast on public roads.
Ulferts & Wittrock and Liebherr have had a long term partnership. “We feel that Liebherr takes good care of us. The cranes are state of the art in technical terms. Furthermore, they retain the value very well and are therefore in great demand as used cranes”, are the reasons Temmo Niekamp, also a Managing Partner at Ulferts & Wittrock, says are behind the company’s decision to continue to modernise its crane fleet with Liebherr mobile cranes.
Managing Partner Oliver Herrmann continues: “In our industry, the high availability of cranes is essential. That means we are reliant on excellent after-sales service with reliable, fast supplies of spare parts. That is where Liebherr is exemplary.”
Ulferts & Wittrock was founded in Oldenburg in 1989 and started its journey to become a
logistics service provider in the heavy load sector with five mobile cranes. The company grew
steadily as the number of wind turbines requiring erection increased. Today, Ulferts &
Wittrock has a number of sites in Germany and a fleet of the very latest mobile cranes with
lifting capacities between 30 and 600 tonnes, crawler cranes with lifting capacities between
130 and 650 tonnes, mobile construction cranes, work platforms and telescopic forklift trucks as well as various heavy haulage trucks.
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