Liebherr has delivered the very first unit of its newly-introduced 90t mobile crane model – the LTM 1090-4.2 – to a Danish crane and heavy haulage contractor.
The construction equipment major said in a statement that the new mobile crane, which was unveiled to the public at the Conexpo exhibition in Las Vegas last year, is a flexible new four-axle model which can travel with axle loads of 10t, 12t and 16t. It features a 60m telescopic boom, a whole 10m more than its predecessor, the LTM 1090-4.1.
The first model was delivered in wintry conditions to Denmark’s BMS at Liebherr’s Ehingen, Germany, production facilities recently in the presence of with Leibherr’s Tommy Borgring, Christoph Kleiner and Kristian Holst, as well as BMS’ Per Thorsen Christiansen. BMS will run the new LTM 1090-4.2 from its Aarhus site.
Christiansen, BMS managing director, said: “When the concept and the technical highlights of the LTM 1090-4.2 were explained to me a few months ago, I decided I had to have the first one of this new model. I’m delighted that that decision has come to fruition today. The new 90t crane from Liebherr impressed me immediately because it has a very long telescopic boom, is just 2.55m wide and can carry a great deal of ballast with an axle load of 12t. Furthermore, Liebherr has also integrated its VarioBallast and VarioBase innovations on this model.”
The new LTM 1090-4.2 will replace a four-axle LTM 1070-4.1 and will then be the smallest crane at the BMS site in Aarhus. With its subsidiaries, the company is focused on Scandinavia but is also active outside the region with its fleet of more than 300 cranes.
“Our range starts with four-axle models. We use our cranes 90% of the time for construction projects, for example for steel fabrication, the assembly of prefabricated concrete components or for installing reinforcement steel for concrete foundations,” said Christiansen.