The main difference to the LTR 1060 is the significantly reduced ballast – the LTR 1040 weighs in at a total of 20 tonnes less. 10 tonnes of central ballast have been taken off the chassis whilst a further 10 tonnes of counterweights have been removed from the slewing platform. This new crane model therefore delivers outstanding value for money in the 40 tonne class – its lifting capacities up to a medium radius significantly surpass those of its competitors and its 40 metre telescopic boom is around 30 percent longer than the standard in the class. This means that most crane jobs can be carried out without a folding jib.
High lifting capacities are particularly important for assembling prefabricated components, one of the main areas of work for telescopic crawler cranes. For example, the LTR 1040 will hoist up to 8.6 tonnes with a radius of 10 metres throughout its entire 360° operating range. When it is fully raised, the lifting capacity of the 30.7 metre extended telescope is 18.8 tonnes and when fully extended, the 40 metre boom can hoist 10 tonnes. Using a 16 metre double folding jib, the LTR 1040 can achieve a maximum hoist height of 55 metres and can hoist a weight of 3.1 tonnes in this configuration. All of these are outstanding values, which are far above anything that has been achieved before in the 40 tonne class.