Work platform, forklift and crane rental company Gräber took delivery of two new mobile cranes at the Liebherr plant in Ehingen at the beginning of May. Just a few weeks earlier, Liebherr delivered an LTC 1050-3.1 to the group based in southern Germany. These will be followed by an MK 140 mobile construction crane in summer and an LTM 1090-4.2, which is due for delivery in autumn.
The Gräber Group, which has several outlets in southern Germany, particularly around Lake Constance, has seven mobile cranes, all of which were supplied by Liebherr. Thomas Gebhardt, Finance Director and member of the Board of Directors, continues: “This year we have already taken delivery of three new Liebherr cranes and we have placed orders for two more. Liebherr’s crane technology is innovative and the support the company provides after the crane purchase is outstanding.”
“We bought the LTM 1070-4.2 at the request of our dispatcher because we did not have a taxi crane which could drive on public roads carrying ballast”, adds Gräber. With an axle load of 12 tonnes, the LTM 1070-4.2 can carry up to 10.7 tonnes of ballast and can therefore complete the majority of its jobs without requiring additional ballast transport vehicles. The maximum ballast on the Liebherr 70 tonne crane is 14.5 tonnes.
Authorised Signatory Jörg Rössler explains the decision to buy the LTM 1150-5.3: “We will mainly use the 150 tonne crane for assembling prefabricated concrete components. It delivers the performance for this job and we audited with a second hoist gear. That enables us to turn the components into the correct position with ease during the assembly process. The LTM 1150-5.3 fits perfectly in the gap between our 100 and 230 tonne crane, which is the largest model we have.”