Nine New Liebherr Cranes Order to Enhance Wiesbauer Fleet
Wiesbauer GmbH & Co.KG has added a Liebherr LR 1700-1.0 to its crawler crane fleet. At the end of December, the new 700t crane was able to prove itself in its first operation in Marbach am Neckar. At the same time, the company based in Bietigheim-Bissingen has ordered eight mobile cranes with lifting capacities from 70t to 650t from Liebherr in order to rejuvenate and, in some cases, expand its fleet.
“As we already have a 650t and a 1,000t crawler crane in our fleet, the LR 1700-1.0 is the ideal addition to the mid-range of our crawler crane portfolio,” explains Marco Wilhelm, authorised signatory and head of technology at Wiesbauer.
Wiesbauer has procured the LR 1700-1.0 for the assembly of wind turbines as well as for use in infrastructure and industrial projects. “We see this crane class and this type of crane as very future-oriented in terms of lifting capacity and innovative boom systems. We are also impressed by the clever design features that are standard with a Liebherr,” adds Marco Wilhelm.
During the first operation, Wiesbauer used the new LR 1700-1.0 with its innovative derrick system. The V-frame ballasting system is a hydraulically adjustable folding frame which enables the ballast radius of the LR 1700-1.0 to be infinitely adjusted between 13m and 21m. A rigid ballast guide is thus no longer required for large radii. For the construction of an electrical power plant in Marbach am Neckar, the LR 1700-1.0 lifted a 230t transformer off a ship. “We were very satisfied with the performance of the new LR 1700-1.0 during this first job,” explains Jochen Wiesbauer, who planned this crawler crane operation.
The company has enjoyed a good partnership with Liebherr for decades. Florian Wiesbauer: “Together with Liebherr, we create goal-oriented solutions time and again. We believe in the quality and reliability of their cranes.”
At the end of December, Wiesbauer ordered further cranes from Liebherr: two LTM 1070-4.2’s, two LTM 1090-4.2’s, two LTF 1060-4.1’s, one LTM 1300-6.3 and one LTM 1650-8.1. They will rejuvenate Wiesbauer’s fleet and in some cases also expand it. “Through these new purchases and when making our purchasing decision, we placed great emphasis on the fact that all the counterweight plates on the smaller cranes and the booms on the larger cranes can be easily and quickly dismantled in order to achieve lighter driving conditions for the cranes, as the topic of vehicle weight, axle load and driving permits is becoming increasingly controversial throughout Germany,” explains the Wiesbauer team.
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