Klüttgens Autokrane + Schwertransporte GmbH based in Stolberg, near the German border with Belgium and the Netherlands, has purchased a new Liebherr LTM 1060-3.1. The crane is the company’s third 3-axle mobile crane from Liebherr and was purchased to expand Klüttgen’s fleet which consists solely of Liebherr cranes.
Company owner Jens Petry says: “Our 50 tonner is sometimes too small and our 90 tonner too large. What is more, as it is a 3-axle model, this 60 tonner does not need a transport escort.” Special attention was given to the clever arrangement of the ballast slabs on the LTM 1060-3.1. This means that a wide range of driving configurations can be achieved quickly and easily. Its compact dimensions and time-tested ECOmode and ECOdrive make the LTM 1060-3.1 economical to use. In addition to its compact size, the crane features a long telescopic boom and impressive lifting capacities. “With a boom length of 48m, this mobile crane is relatively compact but at the same time is manoeuvrable due to its active rear axle steering”, says Petry. This means that all the axles on the vehicle can be steered. The front axles are steered mechanically using the steering wheel. The rear axles are actively steered by an electro-hydraulic system depending on the steering angle and speed. Even at high speed, this ensures very good lane stability and significantly reduced tyre wear.