Klema Kranverleih GmbH takes delivery of New Liebherr LTM 1110-5.1 mobile crane
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 130t. We decided to buy the Liebherr 110 tonne crane because its design makes it flexible on public roads, where it can carry 13.4t of ballast.”
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 48t with axle loads of less than 10t. Even in countries where mobile cranes with a 12t axle load are permitted on the roads, crane operators have for some time been demanding cranes which can be driven with 10t 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 60m telescopic boom enables the LTM 1110-5.1 to exceed the performance of comparable mobile cranes on the market.
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 29t was required to replace filter systems at Zolling power plant, around 50kms north of Munich, and the crane had to be set up with its 19m 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”.
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 6t 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.
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Crane handover in Ehingen (from left to right): Wolfgang Sailer (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH), Christine Klenner (Klema-Kranverleih GmbH), Florian Maier (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH), Thomas Feder, Henry Lewin (both from Klema-Kranverleih GmbH).