The New LTM 1400-6.1 from Liebherr - the World's Most Powerful 6-Axle Crane – Heavy Lift News
18 Jun 2024

The New LTM 1400-6.1 from Liebherr – the World’s Most Powerful 6-Axle Crane

The Liebherr factory in Ehingen has updated its product range and launched the world’s most powerful 6-axle crane: the new LTM 1400-6.1 has a 70m telescopic boom and is characterised by clever and simple set-up processes.

The new crane is the successor to the proven and successful LTM 1350-6.1. Like its predecessor, the LTM 1400-6.1 is now the smallest crane with Y-guying, making it the perfect introduction to this boom technology with its enormous increase in lifting capacity. This new all-rounder is extremely flexible and economical thanks to a wide range of accessories, a highly functional modular boom kit and the familiar Liebherr technologies. It also features driver assistance systems that increase the safety of everyone on the road.

Liebherr’s engineers have succeeded in getting the most out of a 6-axle crane during the product development process. The LTM 1400-6.1 achieves significantly higher lifting capacities than its predecessor, the LTM 1350-6.1, and is now the market leader worldwide. By successfully integrating its latest engineering expertise and innovative systems into this mobile crane, Liebherr has created an extremely powerful yet easy-to-handle machine.

 

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In addition to achieving outstanding performance data, Liebherr has focused on simple and fast set-up processes during development of the new crane. The entire workflow leading up to full operational readiness on the construction site has been designed with maximum simplicity in mind. There are major differences to the predecessor model, the LTM 1350-6.1, particularly in terms of the assembly process for the Y-guying system. With just one self-assembly lift, the LTM 1400-6.1 places the guying system on the chassis, where it is then pinned in place. The hydraulic quick coupling closes automatically when the boom is luffed down between the two Y-frames. The electrical connection is established with one final movement and the telescopic boom with Y-guying is ready for use in just a few minutes.

 

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Various lattice jibs enable the new crane to work efficiently in a wide range of applications. The fixed lattice jib extends the telescopic boom by up to 45.5 metres and can be mounted at an angle of 0°, 10°, 20° and 40°. As an option, the fixed jib can be adjusted between 0° and 40°. The luffing lattice jib, with a length ranging from 14m to 80.5m, delivers maximum height, radius and performance.

Another new feature is the installation of various driver assistance systems to increase road safety, especially for vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists. For example, the Blind Spot Information System warns the crane driver when someone is in the vehicle’s blind spot, particularly when the crane is turning. The moving off information system also provides a visual and acoustic warning if someone is in front of the crane. By monitoring the areas around the crane while it is moving, a significant increase in safety is achieved despite the presence of components that restrict visibility, such as the boom and hook block.

 

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