Segeberger Abschleppdienst & Krandienst Installs Karl May Festival Scenery with Liebherr LTM1090-4.2 – Heavy Lift News
1 Jun 2023

Segeberger Abschleppdienst & Krandienst Installs Karl May Festival Scenery with Liebherr LTM1090-4.2

Every year since 1952, heroes and villains have been enacting exciting adventures based on the novels by German author Karl May in Bad Segeberg. The town is home to one of Europe’s most beautiful open-air theatres, which can accommodate up to 7,700 spectators. Segeberger Abschleppdienst & Krandienst has been involved in set construction for these productions for many years – in 2023, for “Winnetou I – Blood Brothers“.

 

 

This year, the company deployed its new LTM 1090-4.2, which was added to its fleet in February. Owner René Sellmer explains: “The Liebherr 90-tonner is perfect for this job. On the one hand, it’s sufficiently compact and manoeuvrable for the narrow access road. On the other, with its 60m telescopic boom, it can reach all the required assembly areas from one crane location, where the soil is sufficiently load-bearing. However, since we can’t fully extend all the sliding beams, the VarioBase® variable support base is worth its weight in gold since it enables us to work safely.”

 

 

The LTM 1090-4.2 carries 8.8t of ballast with a 12t axle load on public roads. As a taxi crane, it can thus perform a large number of jobs without a counterweight transport vehicle. This crane configuration is also sufficient when it comes to lifting the individual parts of the theatre set (which weigh up to 3.5t) for this year’s Karl May Festival. “A set designer creates unique scenery for each festival season,” reports Sellmer, whose company started life as a towing firm. In addition to recovery and towing vehicles, the company’s fleet includes telescopic loaders, low-loaders, trailers and mobile cranes. The LTM 1090/4.2 is now the largest crane in the company’s fleet.

 

 

Source Liebherr

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