German crane and heavy haulage contractor Sönke Jordt has taken delivery of a new 300 tonne Liebherr LTM 1300-6.2 All Terrain crane.
The new six axle crane is the largest crane in the company’s fleet, taking it into the heavy crane market. It boasts a seven section 78 metre main boom topped by a 12.5 to 21 metre bi-fold swingaway extension with up to 40 degrees of offset and which can be extended to 35 metres. The company has also ordered the 70 metre luffing jib and Variobase out rigger set up system.
Sönke Jordt will primarily use the new crane to erect and dismantle tower cranes and assemble prefabricated concrete buildings. The LTM 1300-6.2 is the first crane the company has owned with a full luffing jib.
Managing directors Sönke and Tim Jordt, their families along with the crane's operator Thomas Kudicke took part in the official hand over of the new crane at their facility in Ratekau, Schleswig-Holstein in North Germany.
Tim Jordt said: “Our LTM 1250-5.1 is only three years old and is working perfectly. But sometimes it is simply too small although it is a powerful 250 tonne crane. That is why we decided to buy the LTM 1300-6.2.”
Sönke Jordt added: “We are steadily growing family run company, so we decided to take the next step and offer our customers an even greater range of services. The LTM 1300-6.2 now marks our entry into the large crane class. It has a powerful, 78 metre boom and a luffing jib which is easy to erect.”
Fleet and workshop manager Mats Jordt said: “The simple handling of the cranes and their high level of safety, for example with the VarioBase variable support base, are just some of the main reasons that we buy from Liebherr, while good after sales service is another important feature.”
Sönke Jordt was founded in 1994 and offers crane rental, heavy haulage and industrial installation services. Its fleet includes 16 mobile cranes with lifting capacities from 30 to 300 tonnes.