Schuch buys 15 new Liebherr mobile cranes


Liebherr has set a new world record with the launch of its new all-terrain LTM 1300-6.3 crane.

The 300-tonne mobile crane is able to carry a 90 metre telescopic boom with an axle load of just 12 tonnes, setting new standards in the 6-axle class. It is designed to be used as a fast-erecting crane with a high capacity at great hoist heights with a raised boom, making it suitable for erecting tower cranes and antennae as well as for wind turbine maintenance work.

The record length of 90 metres is achieved by using an 8-section telescopic boom – the pivot section plus seven telescopic sections.

To ensure that the complete boom, as well as all the outriggers plus the hook block, can be carried on public roads with an axle load of 12 tonnes, Liebherr has optimised the steel construction of the crane for lightweight construction.

Although the LTM 1300-6.3 is not designed for use as a luffing jib crane, it has a wide range of lattice jibs available – 11.5 to 20 metre double folding jib, two 7 metre lattice sections to extend the telescopic boom, a 39 metre powerful fixed jib and a 43 metre hydraulically adjustable fixed jib. That enables the new 300 tonne crane to reach hoist heights of up to 120 metres.

The LTM 1300-6.3 can be used safely in wind speeds of 11.2 m/s, or even 13.4 m/s, with such wind speed load charts programmed in to the crane control system.