New Liebherr LTM 1060-3.1 for Klüttgens’ Fleet – Heavy Lift News
25 Apr 2022

New Liebherr LTM 1060-3.1 for Klüttgens’ Fleet

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.


Handover of the LTM 1060-3.1 to Klüttgens (from left to right): Thomas Kapitzke (Crane Operator), Jens Petry (Company Owner) and Rainer Esser (Crane Operator).


The main work for the new LTM 1060-3.1 at Klüttgens will be unloading and installing prefabricated concrete components and loading machines, for example for machine relocation jobs. In addition, the mobile crane will also be used for the company’s customers in the chemical industry.

“The customer service and availability of spare parts were important criteria behind the purchase decision as well as the features of the actual crane. We have grown used to this from Liebherr over several decades”, says Petry.

Klüttgens Autokrane + Schwertransporte GmbH based in Stolberg has 20 employees. The family-run company is mainly active in the mobile crane rental and heavy haulage sectors. In addition, Klüttgens also carries out machine and company relocations and operates a container service as well as a scrap and metal dealership. With decades of experience, the company provides its services both in Germany and in neighbouring Belgium and the Netherlands.


Featured Title photograph

First job for the new LTM 1060-3.1 – tandem hoist with an LTM 1090-4.2 for loading a 30t furnace system.


Source Liebherr

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