Ulferts & Wittrock Take Delivery of New LTM 1650-8.1 from Liebherr – Heavy Lift News
6 Jul 2023

Ulferts & Wittrock Take Delivery of New LTM 1650-8.1 from Liebherr

Ulferts & Wittrock strengthens the performance of its telescopic crane fleet with a Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1. Marcus Wittrock, one of the group’s Managing Partners, explains: “The LTM 1500-8.1 has served us faithfully for eight years. But now it was time for a replacement. The LTM 1650-8.1 enables us to move into an even higher lifting capacity range, which will allow us to open up new areas of work.”

Depending on the equipment, with or without boom guying system, the lifting capacity increases compared to the 500-tonner are between 15 and 50 percent. The standard VarioBase® variable supporting base not only improves safety, but also adds performance, especially in the area above the outriggers.

Liebherr VarioBallast® innovation enables the LTM 1650-8.1 to meet the challenge of delivering high performance with a large ballast radius whilst also being able to operate using the smallest possible ballast radius on constricted construction sites: A simple hydraulic slewing mechanism changes the ballast radius of the LTM 1650-8.1 infinitely variable between 6.3m and 8.4m.

“The LTM 1650-8.1 is a very universal crane. That means we can use it very flexibly in everyday business, for example in industry, bridge construction, assembly of heavy precast concrete parts and loading heavy transformers but also for lifting wind power components,” says Wittrock.

Modern HVO is a synthetic fuel manufactured chiefly from vegetable and animal oil and fat waste materials from the food industry. This is converted into hydrocarbons by adding hydrogen. The abbreviation HVO stands for hydrogenated vegetable oils. The major benefit of HVO is that using it as a fuel instead of fossil diesel is essentially CO2-neutral.


the Liebherr LTM 1650-8-1 (photograph courtesy of Liebherr)

Liebherr’s entire range of mobile and crawler cranes has been tested, certified and approved for use with HVO – including the engines of its most powerful cranes. For around two years, Liebherr in Ehingen has been using HVO fuel for crane acceptance procedures and test drives as well as for the initial fuelling of the cranes before delivery. Wittrock adds: “Climate protection and the reduction of emissions are another focal point in our group. We use HVO when available at all our nationwide sites.”

Ulferts & Wittrock was founded in Oldenburg in 1989 and started its journey to become a logistics service provider in the heavy load sector with five mobile cranes. The company grew steadily as the number of wind turbines requiring erection increased. Today, Ulferts & Wittrock has a number of sites in Germany and a fleet of the very latest mobile cranes with lifting capacities between 30t and 600t, crawler cranes with lifting capacities between 130t and 650t, mobile construction cranes, work platforms and telescopic forklift trucks as well as various heavy haulage trucks. The business is managed by shareholders Marcus Wittrock and Temmo Niekamp.


Source Liebherr


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