New 60 tonne Liebherr truck mounted crane
By Euan Youdale07 August 2009
Liebherr has launched the 60 tonne capacity LTF 1060-4.1 truck mounted crane.
The model is an addition to the top end of the LTF series and has a 40 m telescopic boom and a 16 m double folding fly jib. Maximum lifting height and outreach are 56 and 48 m, respectively.
"The new LTF 1060-4.1 is a cost-effective alternative to the taxi crane category, since it can travel on a four axle chassis with its complete ballast of 10.2 tonnes on board, without exceeding maximum axle loads of 9 tonnes at the front and 10.2 tonnes at the rear axles," said Wolfgang Beringer at Liebherr. "By reducing the ballast on the vehicle, the overall weight can be kept below 33 tonnes."
The crane is designed to mount on the Scania Type CB 8x4 MHZ four axle chassis. "A standard truck chassis, by virtue of its design, has lower fuel consumption than a comparable all terrain crane," added Beringer.
The LTF 1060-4.1 also has a separate superstructure 129 kW engine with power output matched to crane operating needs. Another feature is its compact dimensions. The 6.8 m wide support base can be reduced in two stages to 6 and 5 m. The ballast radius is 3.5 m.
"Use of a truck chassis for a crane has advantages in terms of tyres and other parts subject to wear, since these are produced in large quantities. Trucks can be obtained, if required, with a sleeper cab, which may offer additional cost benefits for certain types of crane operation," said Beringer.
The outriggers are attached to the subframe that links the superstructure with the truck chassis. They are folded out from the chassis then extended telescopically. The crane also offers the new Liebherr LICCON 2 crane control system. Full radio remote control is an optional extra.