Ehingen / Donau (Germany) February 2017 – Sönke Jordt GmbH & Co. KG based in Ratekau in Schleswig-Holstein took delivery of a new Liebherr LTM 1250-5.1 mobile crane at the manufacturing plant in Ehingen at the beginning of February. The 5-axle 250-tonne mobile crane represents an upwards expansion in the company’s fleet. Liebherr’s VarioBase® variable support base was an important factor in the decision.
Managing Directors Sönke and Tim Jordt came to the Liebherr plant in Ehingen personally to collect their new crane. He said: “The LTM 1250-5.1 is the most powerful mobile crane on 5 axles on the market. The licensing procedure would be a great deal more complicated for a 6-axle crane. The 5-axle version gives us greater flexibility since we are not limited to driving at night and it requires fewer personnel.”
Sönke Jordt ordered the LTM 1250-5.1 with the hydraulically adjustable 50-metre lattice jib. He commented, “This will enable us to tackle new types of work. We are also planning to use the new crane for repairs to wind turbines.” He regards the Liebherr VarioBallast as a very good idea. The large ballast radius delivers maximum lifting capacities whilst the small radius is very useful when space is at a premium on site.
Tim Jordt added: “Sites are becoming smaller and smaller. We are now using lots of cranes which have Liebherr’s variable support base. We also ordered the LTM 1250-5.1 with VarioBase®. It delivers greater flexibility and safety for the crane driver and greater capacity for hoists directly above the outriggers.”
Sönke Jordt was founded in 1994 and in addition to mobile crane rental the company also provides machinery and heavy haulage services. Its fleet comprises eleven mobile cranes with lifting capacities ranging from 30 to 250 tonnes, most of which now bears the Liebherr name. The company’s first Liebherr crane, an LTF 1045-4.1, was purchased in 2012. Another LTF 1045-4.1 and an LTC 1050-3.1 have already been ordered and are due to be delivered shortly.