Germany’s Viktor Baumann adds to its fleet



Germany’s Viktor Baumann GmbH & Co. KG has taken delivery of a new Liebherr LTM 1150 5.3 mobile crane.

The crane and heavy haulage contractor from Bornheim in the south of North Rhine Westphalia intends to use the 150 tonne machine to expand its range of services with five-axle cranes. The compact dimensions of the LTM 1150-5.3 and its 66-metre telescopic boom were the main criteria behind the decision to buy it.

“We wanted to close the gap between 130 and 200 tonnes of lifting capacity in our fleet,” explains Sabine Baumann-Duvenbeck, managing director of Viktor Baumann GmbH & Co. KG. “With its 66 metre telescopic boom, the LTM 1150-5.3 has a very long mast with good lifting capacity values, yet is also very compact.”

Liebherr first unveiled the new LTM 1150-5.3 to the public in autumn last year as the successor to the LTM 1130-5.1, around 1500 of which had been built.

The telescopic boom on the new crane is six metres longer than the one on its predecessor. At the same length of 60 metres, the new five-axle crane can hoist twelve tonnes when fully raised – 1.5 tonnes more than its predecessor.

When fully extended to 66 metres, the new crane has a lifting capacity of over nine tonnes, making it perfect for erecting tower cranes and radio masts. Lattice extensions enables the new 150-tonne crane to achieve hook heights of up to 92 metres and radii of up to 72 metres.

As a result of its long boom, Baumann is planning to use the new LTM 1150-5.3 for erecting and dismantling construction cranes and for jobs in chemical plants wh ere high hoisting heights are required.