One year ago Liebherr unveiled its new 60-ton LTM 1060-3.1 at the Bauma in Munich. Dozens of the new crane model have now been delivered to customers throughout Europe and other continents.
One of the first vehicles was supplied to the Duisburg branch of Wasel-Krane. This company primarily uses the crane in power plants and refineries. Customers often want high hoisting capacities but at the same time there is very little space on site for maneuvering and erecting the crane. The modern LTM 1060-3.1 mobile crane is the most powerful 3-axle model on the market and can achieve hoist heights of up to 63 meters with its 48-meter telescopic boom and double folding jib.
“The 60-tonner can be used for a whole host of applications as a result of the very strong and long mast. And often in very constricted refineries what it needs is something that is small, compact but powerful.”
– Jürgen Beck, Logistics Manager at Wasel
Crane driver Mike Brenner is also more than satisfied with his new machine. “Up to now the crane has been 100% reliable”, he says. When Brenner arrives at a site he often has a small single-axle trailer at the rear. This contains 7.3 tons of ballast blocks which he carries with the crane to supplement the 5.5 tons of counterweights on the actual vehicle. “That makes me completely independent and allows me to increase the ballast as required. You never know what you’ll need on a site.”
The LTM 1060-3.1
The LTM 1060-3.1 is an addition to the Liebherr 3-axle product range and features an exceptionally long telescopic boom measuring 48 m. It is the most powerful 3-axle mobile crane on the market. The crane features a special ballast plate configuration to enable it to handle a very wide range of driving conditions particularly with an axle load of 12 t. Disc brakes, speed-dependent rear axle steering and the modern Liebherr LICCON2 control ensure that this new 60-tonne model is both economical and safe.