German contractor Otto Wulff has purchased five new Liebherr EC-B flat top tower cranes - a 220 EC-B 12, two 220 EC-B 10s and two 340 EC-B 12s.
All five cranes will feature custom paintwork and all will be delivered over the next couple of months. The cranes’ first assignment - a one year contract in Leipzig - will see them working on the construction of school buildings and the development of a new urban quarter to the west of Leipzig's main railway station.
The new EC-B cranes offer a maximum capacity of up to 12 tonnes and jib lengths of up to 65 metres on the 220 EC-B and 78 metres on the 340 EC-B, with a jib tip capacities of up to 2.4 and 3.1 tonnes respectively. Their flat top design makes them ideal for multi crane projects. The new deliveries will take the company’s Liebherr tower crane fleet to 32 units from the K, EC-B and EC-H series. The cranes were purchased through Liebherr dealer Feurig Baumaschinen in Hamburg.
The cabs are equipped with a new 12 inch touch screen display, which serves as the user interface with the Tower Crane Operating System, providing operators and assembly engineers with tailored menus, a wide choice of languages and relevant units of measurement. Display masks can be combined in various ways to provide an overview during crane operation and scaling. The nature of the system means that training and familiarisation times are significantly reduced.
Michael Jahn, head of crane logistics at Otto Wulff said: “The new 220 EC-B 10/12 and 340 EC-B 12 cranes fit in perfectly with our existing Liebherr tower cranes. Their modular design and outstanding load capacities mean we can put them to optimal use. Whether it’s high lift heights, high handling capacities or exceptional performance that are needed, their modular design means Liebherr’s top-slewing cranes can be adapted to each specific requirement.”
Liebherr area sales manager Mathias Knorr added: “Our dealer Feurig Baumaschinen has decades of experience with our machines and customer requirements and was therefore able to recommend exactly the right cranes. We worked with them to coordinate delivery dates so that the cranes arrived in Leipzig in good time for their first assignment.”
Third generation family owned Otto Wulff is based in Hamburg and has been in business for more than 90 years, developing both residential and commercial projects as well as schools and hospitals. Its 600 employees operate from locations in Hamburg, Berlin and Leipzig.