Kran Völkl GmbH & Co. KG Selects New LTM 1150-5.3 and LTC 1050-3.1 Cranes from Liebherr – Heavy Lift News
25 Jun 2024

Kran Völkl GmbH & Co. KG Selects New LTM 1150-5.3 and LTC 1050-3.1 Cranes from Liebherr

Bavarian specialist crane work and heavy haulage company, Kran Völkl GmbH & Co. KG, has added two new Liebherr cranes to its fleet – an LTM 1150-5.3 and an LTC 1050-3.1. When purchasing the mobile crane, driving on public roads with a high counterweight was crucial, whereas the high telescopic loads were a decisive factor for chosing the compact crane.

Straubing based company Kran Völkl has over a dozen mobile cranes in its fleet. Their previous 110t crane has now been replaced by the LTM 1150-5.3. “Based on our positive experience with our LTM 1130-5.1, we opted for almost the same configuration for the LTM 1150-5.3,” says owner Rudolf Völkl. With its hydraulic double folding jib, second hoist gear with assembly jib, remote control, an LED lighting package and a boom camera, the mobile crane has everything the customer wanted. “It was important to us that with its maximum weight of 60t, the crane still had a reserve of around 400kg for crane accessories, even when travelling with 9t of ballast, a second hoist winch and a three-roller hook block. To save weight, we therefore ordered the crane with aluminium wheels,” continued Völkl.

In selecting the LTC 1050-3.1, the focus was on the high telescoping loads and the height-adjustable crane cab. “This special cab is very popular with end customers and is often expressly requested,” explains Völkl. The features of the LTC 1050-3.1 also cover every base – folding and assembly jibs, the complete LED lighting package and the all-round camera are just a few of the features that Kran Völkl has chosen. “The remote control with Remote Drive and seat cooling are also very popular with our drivers to ensure easy manoeuvring,” says Völkl.

 

At the crane handover in Straubing (from left to right): Daniel Völkl-Fischl, Sandra Völkl, Sonja Völkl, Rudolf Völkl from Kran Völkl and Florian Maier from Liebherr.

 

“When deciding to purchase cranes from Liebherr in Ehingen, in addition to the high quality, service and customer support, the high resale value of the cranes and the handling of warranty and goodwill claims were also important to us,” adds Völkl.

The Straubing-based family-owned business operates cranes from 40t to 500t for its customers. Among them, the company has 130t, 150t and 200t models, each with double hoist gears and double-hook operation.

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Two new additions to the Kran Völkl fleet – an LTM 1150-5.3 and an LTC 1050-3.1 compact crane.

 

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