Schwientek Takes Delivery of Second Liebherr LTM 1090-4.2
Mobile crane and recovery contractor Schwientek & Sohn based in Leverkusen has taken delivery of a new Liebherr LTM 1090-4.2 mobile crane. It was handed over in May this year at the Liebherr plant in Ehingen. This is the second crane of this model the company has bought within two years. The main criteria behind the purchase included the crane’s great flexibility and economy – the 4-axle crane has a 60 metre telescopic boom and can be driven on public roads with either a twelve or a ten tonne axle load. This version delivers major benefits for road licensing and route approval procedures.
Jörg Schwientek, the owner of the 95-year-old family-run company, said that the compact dimensions of the new purchase were another important criterion: “The new Liebherr crane is our second LTM 1090-4.2 and will replace an LTM 1095-5.1 in our fleet. Because it has one less axle, in other words four instead of five, and a narrower width of 2.55 metres rather than 2.75 metres, the crane can also be used with much greater flexibility and is also more manoeuvrable on constricted sites and in towns.”
The LTM 1090-4.2 can carry up to 8.8 tonnes of ballast with an axle load of 12 tonnes, which is an outstanding value in the 4-axle class. It means that crane owners can complete the majority of crane jobs at low cost without having to transport additional ballast. Furthermore, the optional VarioBase® generates a significant gain in lifting capacity in the working areas above the outriggers. The combination of VarioBallast® and VarioBase® delivers maximum flexibility for difficult sites.
The two LTM 1090-4.2 cranes, an LTM 1070-4.2 and an LTF 1045-4.1 mean that the company has four Liebherr mobile cranes in its fleet, which comprises a total of five cranes. “The uniform crane control system and flexible service management are two of the main factors behind our decision to buy from Liebherr,” says Schwientek.
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From left to right: Andi Wäscher (Schwientek & Sohn), Erich Schneider (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH), Jörg Schwientek (Schwientek & Sohn).