Kran Kompagniet conquers hoist height with Liebherr mobile crane in a flash
4 July, 2018
From left to right: Kristian Holst (Liebherr-Danmark ApS), Casper Petersen, Mikkel Eriksen, Morten Eriksen (all from Kran Kompagniet ApS)
Up, up and away – Danish crane operator Kran Kompagniet ApS has speeded up its crane set-up work on site and has also gained hoist height by buying a new Liebherr LTM 1450-8.1. The telescopic boom on the 450-tonne mobile crane is 85 metres long, making it unique in this crane class.
Casper Petersen, CEO of the crane contractor, which has a workforce of 15, reports: “This crane is absolutely perfect for the Danish market. Its long boom and short set-up times make the LTM 1450-8.1 particularly efficient to use.” The eight-axle crane carries both the 85-metre telescopic boom and the majority of its equipment on public roads with an axle load of just 12 tonnes. Practical set-up procedures mean that the heavy duty crane can be readied for use particularly quickly on site.
The Kran Kompagniet fleet also contains two LTM 1130-5.1 cranes, an LTM 1160-5.2 machine, three LTM 1200-5.1 models and an LTM 1300-6.2 version as well as five telescopic truck-mounted cranes. “The standard crane controller on Liebherr cranes mean that the crane drivers can simply switch between machines, which significantly improves our flexibility”, explains Petersen. “The high standard of service is another major factor behind why we purchase Liebherr cranes.”
Kran Kompagniet primarily serves the construction industry. Its new LTM 1450-8.1 will enable the company to take on more hoisting work in industry as well as erection and dismantling work for wind turbines and power plants.