From left to right: Andre Kerinnes, Tim Jordt (both from Sönke Jordt GmbH & Co. KG), Jens Fähs

From left to right: Andre Kerinnes, Tim Jordt (both from Sönke Jordt GmbH & Co. KG), Jens Fähs

Sönke Jordt specifically wanted a five-axle crane to simplify licensing procedures, as managing director Tim Jordt explained, "The LTM 1250-5.1 is the most powerful mobile crane on five axles on the market. The licensing procedure would be a great deal more complicated for a six-axle crane. The five-axle version gives us greater flexibility since we are not limited to driving at night and it requires fewer personnel."

Another key factor was that the crane has a hydraulically adjustable 50 metre lattice jib. According to the company’s other director, Sönke Jordt, it, “will enable us to tackle new types of work. We are also planning to use the new crane for repairs to wind turbines."

The crane has VarioBallast and VarioBase, both of which will be of benefit on sites with restricted space. Tim Jordt added, "Sites are becoming smaller and smaller. We are now using lots of cranes which have Liebherr's variable support base.” Liebherr claims its variable support base “delivers greater flexibility and safety for the crane driver and greater capacity for hoists directly above the outriggers".

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