Saller takes delivery of Liebherr LTM 1090-4.2
Kranverleih Saller GmbH has taken delivery of a new Liebherr LTM 1090-4.2 at its head office in Winhöring in Bavaria.
“This crane is now the fourth generation of Liebherr 90 tonne cranes our company has owned. The first, which we bought in 1981, was an LT 1090 truck crane on six axles with a 40 metre telescopic boom.” said outgoing managing director Johann Saller. He passed his position on to his brothers Herbert Saller and Nikolaus Saller at the turn of the year. Since the eighties, Liebherr has gradually replaced the LT truck cranes with its LTM all-terrain cranes. The first 90 tonne model in the LTM series was a 5-axle type. The current 90 tonne cranes have just four axles and are significantly lighter and more mobile.
“The LTM 1090-4.2 with its 60 metre main boom and the ballast which it can carry within its 48 tonne gross weight is now the perfect machine for this lifting capacity class for our customers in the chemical industry.” added Saller.
The LTM 1090-4.2 can travel with axle loads of 10 tonnes, 12 tonnes and 16 tonnes. As a result of its single-engine strategy, the reduced weight from not having a superstructure engine enables a longer boom and more ballast to be used with an axle load of 12 tonnes. With an axle load of 12 tonnes, the new crane carries 8.8 tonnes of ballast, 2.1 tonnes more than its predecessor.
Kranverleih Saller GmbH was founded in 1966 as a recovery and towing contractor. In 1978, Johann Saller became the first full-time employee at his father’s company and the company bought its first Liebherr crane - an LT 1035.
Saller has now purchased well over 100 Liebherr cranes and the company’s workforce has grown to more than 40. In addition to its head office in Winhöring, Saller has two additional outlets in the area known as the south-east Bavarian chemical triangle. This region is home to the relatively large number of refineries and companies active in the chemical industry.