Schuch Collects New Liebherr LTM 1150-5.3 in Ehingen
Crane and heavy haulage contractor Schuch is modernising and expanding its mobile crane fleet. With this in mind, the company, which has several outlets in the Rhine-Main and Rhine-Neckar conurbations, has ordered 15 new mobile cranes from Liebherr with lifting capacities between 90 and 750 tonnes. The company is readying itself to face current and future challenges on the market by means of continuous new and replacement purchases as well as innovative crane technology. Schuch has already taken delivery of the first of these cranes with the delivery of the last ones being scheduled for the end of 2023.
The order situation at Schuch is good, and renewables are playing a major role in this situation. Managing Director Stefan Schuch explains: “Expanding the infrastructure for rail, road and renewables requires more mobile cranes. That is what made up our minds to expand our fleet.” Son Tim, also a Managing Director of the family-run company, currently managed by the third generation, adds: “It is important to keep our crane fleet up with the very latest crane technology to ensure that we can provide our customers with the best possible service. That is another reason for investing in new mobile cranes.”
Schuch has selected Liebherr products to modernise its fleet. “Liebherr delivers innovative technology, for example its VarioBase® variable supporting base and Varioballast® adjustable ballast. Another benefit for us, a crane rental contractor, is the fact that the crane control systems are uniform on all Liebherr mobile cranes, from small to large,” Tim Schuch continues. Stefan Schuch goes on: “We have been buying from Liebherr for over 35 years. In addition to the technology, we are delighted with its quality and reliable support from the service team. We can rely on Liebherr.”
Schuch has ten sites between Saarbrücken in the west, Frankfurt in the north and Karlsruhe in the south. The company has a 120-strong workforce and specialises in crane work with a total of around 80 mobile cranes.
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Schuch takes delivery of one of the first mobile cranes from its large order in the form of the LTM 1150-5.3 in Ehingen – from left to right: Tim Schuch, Stefan Schuch.