New Liebherr LTM 1150 5.3 Collected by Viktor Baumann GmbH
Viktor Baumann GmbH & Co. KG from Bornheim has taken delivery of a new Liebherr LTM 1150 5.3 mobile crane. The crane and heavy haulage contractor from the south of North Rhine Westphalia intends to use the 150t machine to expand its range of services with 5-axle cranes. The compact dimensions of the LTM 1150-5.3 and its 66m telescopic boom were the main criteria behind the decision to buy it.
“We wanted to close the gap between 130t and 200t of lifting capacity in our fleet”, explains Sabine Baumann-Duvenbeck. The Managing Director of Viktor Baumann GmbH & Co. KG is delighted with the decision to buy a 150t mobile crane: “With its 66m telescopic boom, the LTM 1150-5.3 has a very long mast with good lifting capacity values, yet is also very compact.”
Liebherr first unveiled the new LTM 1150-5.3 to the public in autumn last year as the successor to the LTM 1130-5.1, around 1500 of which had been built. The telescopic boom on the new crane is 6m longer than the one on its predecessor. At the same length of 60m, the new 5-axle crane can hoist 12t when fully raised – 1.5t more than its predecessor. When fully extended to 66m, the new crane has a lifting capacity of over 9t. That makes it perfect for erecting tower cranes and radio masts. Lattice extensions enables the new 150t crane to achieve hook heights of up to 92m and radii of up to 72m.
As a result of its long boom, Baumann is planning to use the new LTM 1150-5.3 for erecting and dismantling construction cranes and for jobs in chemical plants where high hoisting heights are required.
Despite the average 15 percent higher performance, the Liebherr engineers managed to match the low gross weight of the predecessor crane – with an axle load of 12t, the new LTM 1150-5.3 can carry 9t of ballast on public roads. Sabine Baumann-Duvenbeck continues: “That makes the LTM 1150-5.3 ideal for versatile, flexible use. The new crane also features some fantastic technical equipment such as ECOmode and ECOdrive to save on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions and also to reduce noise.”
Viktor Baumann GmbH & Co. KG has 130 years of experience in heavy haulage, crane operations and assembly work. The company currently employs around 120 staff and operates 26 cranes, 24 of which were supplied by Liebherr.
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Crane handover in Ehingen. From left to right: Erich Schneider (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH), Kai Wiering (Viktor Baumann GmbH & Co. KG) and Marcellus Abele (Liebherr-Werk-Ehingen GmbH).