Liebherr sells first LTM 1100-4.2 mobile crane

Aaron Morby 13 years ago

Edinburgh crane hire specialist Bernard Hunter has taken delivery of the UK’s first 100t capacity LTM 1100-4.2 mobile crane.

The deal strengthens the family-owned business’ mobile crane hire service to Scotland’s central belt and northern England.

The LTM 1100-4.2 is an extremely compact four-axle all-terrain crane with all-wheel drive and steer.

Bernard Hunter director Jim Rafferty said “We chose this particular model because of it’s build quality and superb technology.

“Also, the compactness, agility and excellent main boom duties of this crane are ideal for the large amount of inner city work we undertake, where space restrictions are usual and we need to complete lifting contracts swiftly and with minimum site disruption.”

Equipped with a 60m telescopic boom, the model is one of the strongest four-axle cranes on the market.

Bernard Hunter also took the 19m swing-away fly-jib produces a maximum under-hook height of 79m.

A significant benefit to users is that the LTM 1100-4.2 can be road travelled with the 17.20 tonnes basic counterweight in place, which reduces set-up time and costs.

The crane hirer has also taken an 11t extra counterweight to increase the machines capability when needed for heavier lifts.

The LTM 1100-4.2 purchased by Bernard Hunter features the Liebherr LICCON2 crane control system and the BTT-Bluetooth function.

This provides operators with wireless remote control for all superstructure operations, plus outrigger activation and positioning, engine start and stop function and engine speed, electronic inclination display and automatic leveling during set-up.

Using the new BTT-Bluetooth system, the crane operator can also attach and detach the hookblock from the front bumper by remotely controlling the hoist winch and the luffing ram on the telescopic boom – all under close view.

Another user benefit is that, during road travel, the BTT-Bluetooth terminal can be plugged into the driving cockpit for the display of mileage and working hours information.

    Mobile crane spec

    The LTM 1100-4.2 carrier is driven by a powerful 6-cylinder Liebherr diesel engine rated at 350 kW.

    The automatic transmission has a 12-speed ZF AS-Tronic gearbox and the two rear axles feature hydro-mechanical speed regulated steering, which greatly enhances manoeuvrability and reduces tyre wear.

    The Liebherr 4-cylinder engine on the crane superstructure develops 129 kW; crane drive is diesel-hydraulic with a servo control system and electric load sensing control – four simultaneous working movements are possible.

    The crane operator’s cab is a typically comfortable and functional work-station with full instrumentation and can be tilted backwards for optimum working visibility during lifts.

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