Schmidbauer Places Large Order for Liebherr Crawler and Mobile Cranes – Heavy Lift News
24 Nov 2022

Schmidbauer Places Large Order for Liebherr Crawler and Mobile Cranes

Schmidbauer has ordered two crawler cranes and four mobile cranes from Liebherr. The crawler cranes are intended to support the energy transition. The group of companies will modernise its fleet with mobile cranes with lifting capacities from 50t to 110t. At Bauma, the two long-established companies reaffirmed their long-standing and trust-based business relationship.

“Our group of companies is actively combating climate change. We have ordered the two new LR 1800-1.0 and LR 11350 crawler cranes for work in the renewable energy sector,” says Werner Schmidbauer, explaining the investment in the two large cranes.


The order also includes a new LTM 1110-5.2, the first crane type equipped with Liebherr’s new LICCON3 crane control system.


The LR 1800-1.0 will be used, among other things, for the assembly of onshore wind turbines; the LR 11350 is planned primarily for port handling of large components for the Fos-Sur-Mer offshore wind farm in the Marseille area. Schmidbauer attaches great importance to the continuous modernisation of its crane fleet.

The Liebherr LR1800-1


The customer’s business relationship with Liebherr goes back half a century. This year, the Schmidbauer Group celebrated its 90th anniversary. The company places particular emphasis on making an active contribution to solving the current and upcoming challenges, including those linked to the energy transition. Christoph Kleiner, Managing Director Sales at Liebherr’s Ehingen plant, says: “The energy transition is both a challenge and an opportunity. We are looking forward to setting the right course together with our customers and, in particular, to mastering future challenges alongside such a long-standing partner as Schmidbauer.”


Trust-based partnership – Liebherr and Schmidbauer also share a long Bauma tradition: (f.l.t.r.) Liane Höpler, Minka St. James, Herrmann Setzmüller, Christine Schreiber, Werner Schmidbauer (all from Schmidbauer GmbH & Co. KG), Christoph Kleiner (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH), Stefan Schmidbauer (Schmidbauer GmbH & Co. KG), Heiko Gehrlicher (Fricke-Schmidbauer Schwerlast GmbH), Dr. Ulrich Hamme, Florian Maier (both from Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH), Michaela Wöhrl (J. Schmidbauer, Vermögensverwaltungs GmbH), Dr. Mitja Schimek (Fricke-Schmidbauer Schwerlast GmbH), Wolfgang Sailer (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH)



Featured Title photograph

The LR 11350 crawler crane

All images courtesy of Liebherr

Source Liebherr

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