LTM 1110-5.1 for Zaugg
By Christian Shelton14 December 2020
Swiss building contractor Zaugg Rohrbach has a new Liebherr LTM 1110-5.1 mobile crane which it has been using for a wide range of jobs since it received it a few months ago.
Zaugg Rohrbach specialises in residential, commercial and special building (such as sports facilities and school buildings) construction projects throughout Switzerland. As such, the company has been using the new crane for a diverse range of work. “We use the new crane for all sorts of jobs,” said Christian Geissmann, crane logistics manager at Zaugg. “From moving large oil tanks and machine relocations to structural steelwork, the LTM 1110-5.1 does almost everything we need. We even use the crane to erect small construction cranes. It really is an all-rounder.”
One of its most recent jobs was to replace system components at a dry concrete production plant. The crane was operated by Christian Kaufmann and this was his first time using an LTM 1110-5.1.
To complete the hoists at the dry concrete production plant, Kaufmann had to position the new crane by the side of the road. The working area was restricted and there was not enough room for Kaufmann to fully extend the outriggers on the side that the road was. Instead, he extended them to 56 and 62 percent of their full extension capacity. This was the only way he could operate with the supports fully extended on the load side. “My other three-year-old crane also has a variable support base, but it is restricted to the defined pinning positions. VarioBase is something else,” Kaufmann enthused.
The five-axle Liebherr LTM 1110-5.1 has a 60 metre telescopic boom which makes it suitable for the assembly of small tower cranes. Zaugg has also already used the LTM 1110-5.1’s outrigger and boom capabilities to dismantle a Liebherr tower crane in a narrow alley in the old town of Solothurn, Switzerland.