Błażej & Roman takes delivery of new Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1 mobile crane – Heavy Lift News
5 Apr 2023

Błażej & Roman takes delivery of new Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1 mobile crane

Polish family-owned crane company Błażej & Roman Usługi Dźwigiem Sp.J. has expanded its crane fleet with a new Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1 mobile crane. This 8-axle crane is its largest to date and will mainly be used in the wind power sector.

The new Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1 is now Błażej & Roman’s largest crane. “We considered several criteria, such as size, price and efficiency, when making our purchase decision. Although the LTM 1650-8.1 is a relatively new model in Liebherr’s product range, it has already received a lot of good reviews and is the most sophisticated crane type in its class,” explains Błażej Kasperski, co-owner of Błażej & Roman. “A crane with this kind of lifting capacity will allow us to reach an even larger customer base and realise projects that we could only dream of before”.

Versatile 8-axle crane

The versatile LTM 1650-8.1 has a lifting capacity of 700 tonnes. “In the 8-axle crane class, the LTM 1650-8.1 stands out thanks to some special innovations. Considering the increasingly common problems caused by a lack of space on construction sites, the VarioBallast® is invaluable,” says Roman Kmiecik, also co-owner of Błażej & Roman. VarioBallast® significantly increases the crane’s operational flexibility and, especially in combination with the VarioBase® variable support base, enables safe working even in cramped conditions. Thanks to the hydraulic slewing mode, the ballast radius can be infinitely varied between 6.3 and 8.4 metres.

In addition, the flexibility of the LTM 1650-8.1 is further increased by its two telescopic boom lengths. Via a simple interchangeable system, either the 80-metre boom can be attached for long-reach applications, or the shorter 54-metre boom can be used to reduce transport costs and set-up times.

Strong potential in wind-power applications

Błażej & Roman opted for the 54-metre boom with a 91-metre luffing jib. In this configuration, the LTM 1650-8.1 can reach a maximum lifting height of 148 metres. The Polish crane company plans to use the 8-axle crane for pre-installation work on new wind turbines as well as maintenance work on turbines that are already in operation. “In Poland, wind energy has great potential. Due to the global geopolitical
situation, the use of wind energy is likely to increase steadily, which will lead to rising demand for a mobile crane of this type,” Kasperski surmises. Source:

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