Liebherr introduces new telescopic boom crawler crane



Liebherr has expanded its range of telescopic crawler cranes with the new 150-tonne LTR 1150, positioned between the LTR 1100 and the LTR 1220.

Although the new crane offers around 50 per cent more lifting capacity than the LTR 1100, it can be transported just as easily and economically as its 100-tonne sibling – complete with crawler carriers at a total weight of 60 tonnes and a transport width of 3.5m, or optionally without crawler carriers at a total weight of 38 tonnes and a width of 3m.

The LTR 1150 is the first telescopic crawler crane to be equipped with the Liebherr VarioBase®, which enables the crane control to determine the optimum load capacity depending on the track width and angle of rotation.

With the launch of the LTR 1150, Liebherr says it is responding to the requirements of crane operators faced with lifting jobs that are beyond the LTR 1100, but for which the LTR 1220 is overkill. In terms of lifting capacity, the new 150-tonne crane falls exactly between these two models.

Thanks to its pick and carry characteristics, the new LTR 1150 is said to be ideal for auxiliary tasks in the assembly of wind turbines. It is capable of assembling crawler cranes up to the 1,000-tonne class and can move components weighing over 60 tonnes. Wind turbine components such as nacelles and hubs are in a similar weight range.

As well as unloading these parts from the transport vehicles, the LTR 1150 can also drive them around the construction site without any load restrictions.