German crane rental company Bruns Kranvermietung has taken delivery of its first Liebherr All Terrain crane, a 70 tonne LTM 1070-4.2.
The four axle LTM 1070-4.2 has a 50 metre main boom and a 9.5 to 16 metre bi-fold swingaway extension. Features include Liebherr’s VarioBase and ECOmode systems and its LICCON2 controller. It can carry its swingaway and 10.7 tonnes of counterweight with axle loads of 12 tonnes, as well as 3.8 tonne of counterweight with 10 tonne axle loads.
A. Keck of Bruns Kranvermietung, said: “The fact that the LTM 1070-4.2 can be driven with an axle load of just 10 tonnes delivers enormous benefits because we now face significant licensing conditions in the rural area around our company base for the usual 12 tonne axle load on mobile cranes. Liebherr’s VarioBase also has an excellent reputation in the industry and is a pioneer among systems which enable cranes to operate safely with a reduced supporting base. That was a strong argument in favour of us buying from Liebherr. It enables us to react flexibly to a wide range of situations on sites. What is more, VarioBase actually makes the crane more powerful if it can operate immediately above the outriggers.”
Established as a construction contractor in 1924, Bruns purchased its first crane - a Krupp 22 GMT - in 1967. Alongside sister company Alex Grund, which it acquired in 2002, it has a combined fleet of 14 cranes with capacities from 40 to 400 tonnes operating from its locations in Lüneburg and Hamburg. The company also has a fleet of heavy haulage vehicles as well as a number of aerial work platforms.