100 tonnes for 100th anniversary

German rental company Bruns has taken delivery of a 100 tonne Liebherr LTM 1100-5.3 All Terrain, helping kick off its 100th anniversary celebrations.

The five axle LTM 1100-5.3 features a seven section 62 metre main boom plus a 9.5 to 16 metre bi-fold swingaway which can be offset to 40 degrees and provides a maximum tip height of 68 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 LTM 1100-5.3 All Terrain

Managing director, Wilhelm Bruns said: "Of course, it's a perfect fit that we're taking delivery of a 100 tonne crane for our 100th anniversary. The LTM 1100-5.3 offers us exactly what we need: maximum mobility thanks to its low axle loads and width of just 2.55 metres. That's ideal in a big city like Hamburg."

The crane will be stationed at the company’s subsidiary - Alex Grund in Hamburg - and replace a 95 tonne LTM 1095-5.1 which has been part of the fleet for 12 years.

Speaking about the purchase of the first Liebherr in 2021, a 70 tonne LTM 1070-4.2, Bruns added: “The mobility, flexibility and technical innovations on Liebherr's 70 tonne crane convinced us to buy it. Simpler driving permits with 10 tonne axle loads and the VarioBase system were major criteria behind our decision to order our first Liebherr mobile crane. Since then, we have ordered all our cranes from Liebherr. We are very satisfied. You have to adapt to change. With courage, flexibility, new ideas and a certain amount of cleverness, we have worked day in, day out to move our company forward."

Established as a construction company 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 runs a fleet of heavy haulage vehicles as well as a number of aerial work platforms.