LTC proves its worth
By Alex Dahm19 July 2011
Müller & Sohn Kranservice in Germany has proved the worth of its Liebherr LTC 1045-3.1 compact crane in the factories and on the streets of Berlin.
Müller & Sohn was an early adopter of the new concept 45 tonne capacity telescopic hydraulic crane with elevating cab. "We ordered the new LTC 1045-3.1 even before we had seen it. The concept was what convinced us," explained company owners Harry and Christian Müller.
The crane's elevating cab can be raised to an eye height of nearly 8 metres to give a more direct view of the installation situation. Better eye contact with the person directing the work makes it easier for the driver and safer during crane operation, according to the manufacturer.
For road travel the crane cab is at the front of the vehicle on a telescopic arm and secured in position mechanically. For crane operation, it is moved hydraulically to a position for the best view of crane operations.
The LTC 1045-3.1 is designed as a taxi crane. Total weight is 36 tonnes and at 12 tonnes per axle it includes the complete counterweight of 6.5 tonnes, the double swing-away jib, 16.00 tyres, Telma eddy-current brake, 6 x 6 drive, and a hook block.