Marking the occasion for the Liebherr employees involved in the design and manufacture and for customers in the wind turbine erection industry was that family shareholder Dr. Willi Liebherr made a speech at the official unveiling event. Liebherr emphasised the importance of wind power as the main application area for the new crane.
The new crane uses the 100 m telescopic boom and, to a large extent, the slewing platform from the wheeled mobile LTM 11200-9.1, also used for erecting wind turbines. For crane operation the LTR 11200 is supported on a star pattern outrigger base 13 x 13 m. Boom attachments are available from the wheeled version, including the Y-suspension system and fixed and luffing lattice fly jibs.
At the suggestion of wind turbine manufacturer Enercon, Liebherr developed the concept of a telescopic crawler crane on a narrow track crawler chassis. The idea is that the narrow track allows the assembled crane to be driven on the narrow roads of wind farms. Crawler width is 4.8 m.