New LTM 1110-5.2 for BKL

German crane and installation contractor BKL - Baukran Logistik has taken delivery of a new 110 tonne Liebherr LTM 1110-5.2 All Terrain crane, one of the first 10 with the manufacturer’s new Liccon3 crane control system.
BKL’s new LTM 1110-5.2

The five axle LTM 1110-5.2 features a seven section 60 metre main boom plus a 10.8 to 19 metre bi fold swingaway which can be offset to 40 degrees. Two extra inserts can be added between the boom nose and extension to provide a maximum tip height of 96 metres. The crane has full remote controls, while other features include the third generation Liccon3 control system, Stage V diesel and Liebherr’s VarioBase outrigger system.
The crane went straight to work on its first job

The new crane went straight out on its first job, installing concrete façade slabs on a new building in Freilassing, Upper Bavaria near Salzburg. It travelled to the job with 13.4 tonnes of counterweight on board, within the permitted 12 tonne axle loadings. The counterweight was sufficient to lift the five tonne concrete components to a height of 27 metres and radius of 24 metres.
Lifting one of the concrete panels into place

The operator Rolf, said: “I went through the training for the Liccon3 controls at Liebherr without any problems. It is easy to understand, simple to operate and very practical in everyday job situations. The monitor displays a whole load of information. The crane movements are very sensitive. That enabled me to thread the heavy slabs between two concrete walls with millimetre precision. The boom camera was a massive help as well.”
The new Liccon3 display

Managing director Jörg Hegestweiler added: “We want to provide both our customers and our team with the latest technology, perfect comfort and maximum safety combined with outstanding performance. In addition to the good performance data, the new crane control and the new cab were the outstanding features. The LTM 1110-5.2 will help us to satisfy our ambition to provide our customers with one of the most modern fleets in Europe.”

BKL runs a fleet of 500 tower cranes, 110 All Terrain and truck cranes and more than 20 mobile self-erecting tower cranes, along with loader cranes and a wide range of transport equipment. Based in Munich it operates from seven locations with 353 employees in Munich, Ingolstadt, Rosenheim, Frankfurt am Main, Aschaffenburg, Hanover, Hildesheim and is due to open another Nuremberg.