North German crane and heavy haulage contractor Sönke Jordt GmbH & Co. KG has taken delivery of a new Liebherr LTM 1110-5.1 mobile crane. The new 5-axle model will expand the company’s crane fleet. Full order books and good experience with its predecessor the LTM 1100-5.2, were behind the decision to invest in a new Liebherr 110 tonne crane.
Managing Director Tim Jordt travelled with crane operator Johannes Astecker and Johannes Böhme-Stromberg, the driver of the BF3 escort vehicle, to the Liebherr Plant in Ehingen to collect the new LTM 1110-5.1. Jordt explains: “The LTM 1110-5.1 will be added to our fleet as we have full order books and we have gathered some very good experience with its predecessor, the LTM 1100-5.2. The new 110 tonne crane’s telescopic boom is actually eight metres longer as it extends to 60 metres. The new crane’s performance is outstanding, particularly with the new trapezoidal support configuration.”
Greater performance and safety using variable support base
The VarioBase® variable support base generates higher lifting capacities in the areas above the outriggers. The Liebherr engineers went a step further with the new 110-tonne crane – as the rear supports are double-stage. With a support width of 8.3 metres, they are 1.3 metres wider than at the front, which increases the capacity over the rear outriggers. Liebherr calls the combination of the trapezoidal and variable support base VarioBase®Plus.
VarioBase® not only increases capacity, but also guarantees safe crane operations when it is not possible to fully extend all the outriggers on constricted sites. “Safety always comes first for us. I am therefore also delighted with the ballast monitoring system on new Liebherr cranes”, says Jordt.
Among other things, the new LTM 1110-5.1 will be used by Sönke Jordt for erecting tower cranes, jobs in industry and handling heavy goods at the Port of Lübeck. It is not just crane operator Johannes Astecker who is delighted about his new workplace, his joy is shared by BF3 driver and Liebherr fan Johannes Böhme-Stromberg: “Liebherr is fantastic, always producing new innovations, simply the best!”
Decision already made for another Liebherr mobile crane
In January 2021, Sönke Jordt took delivery of an LTC 1050-3.1 with RemoteDrive and the decision to buy an LTM 1230-5.1 had already been taken. The Ratekau-based company was founded in 1994 and in addition to mobile crane rental the company also provides heavy haulage and industrial assembly services. Its crane fleet now comprises 13 mobile cranes with lifting capacities between 30 and 300 tonnes as well as three loading cranes with hoisting moments between 53 and 163 metre tonnes.