Danish crane and heavy haulage contractor BMS has purchased a new Liebherr LTM 1090-4.2 mobile crane. It is the first model to be sold by the German crane manufacturer following the crane’s launch in 2017.
BMS will run the new LTM 1090-4.2 from its site in Aarhus, Denmark. The new four-axle crane will replace BMS’s existing LTM 1070-4.1 and will then be the smallest crane at the BMS site.
The 90 tonne capacity crane can travel with axle loads of 10 tonnes, 12 tonnes and 16 tonnes. At 60 metres its telescopic boom is 10 metres longer than that of the LTM 1070-4.1.
According to Per Thorsen Christiansen, Aarhus managing director, “when the concept and the technical highlights of the LTM 1090-4.2 were explained to me I decided I had to have the first one of this new model. The new 90-tonne crane from Liebherr impressed me immediately because it has a very long telescopic boom, is just 2.55 metres wide and can carry a great deal of ballast with an axle load of 12 tonnes. Furthermore, Liebherr has also integrated its VarioBallast and VarioBase innovations on this model.
“Two- and three-axle mobile cranes are not popular in our region. That is why our range starts with four-axle models. We use our cranes 90 per cent of the time for construction projects, for example for steel fabrication, the assembly of prefabricated concrete components or for installing reinforcement steel for concrete foundations.”