Five to four

German crane and access rental company Rolf Herbold has taken delivery of a Liebherr LTM 1090-4.2 All Terrain to replace a 15 year old five axle Liebherr crane.

The four axle LTM 1090-4.2 features a 60 metre main boom, plus a 9.5 to 16 metre bi-fold swingaway extension with manual offset to offer a maximum tip height of just under 80 metres. Features include Liebherr’s VarioBase variable outrigger set up and remote control system, along with Ecodrive and Ecomode systems, which help improve fuel consumption, while reducing emissions and noise
The handover at the Liebherr plant in Ehingen

Managing director Ute Fuchs said: “The crane’s overall width of just 2.55 metres is ideal for use in new development areas where roads and tracks are increasingly narrow. My parents, Rolf and Elisabeth Herbold, took over my grandfather’s haulage company in the 1970s and bought their first mobile crane very soon afterwards. Even all that time ago, my father decided to go for Liebherr. To this day, we value the good partnership and excellent working relationship.”
(L-R) Daniel Squarra, Kevin Bauer-Jakob and Joachim Sommer of Liebherr with Tanja and Markus Fuchs and Rainer Härtwig of Rolf Herbold

She added: “We are backed by a young, dynamic team who support our customers with their expertise, flexibility and reliability for moving heavy parts, staying true to our slogan: Rolf Herbold makes light work of heavy loads.”

Based in Öhringen - near Heilbron to the north of Stuttgart, the company was founded in 1946 by Friedrich Herbold as a transport and bus business. When his son, Rolf Herbold entered the company in 1959, they expanded into earthmoving equipment rental, with cranes arriving in the 1970s when Rolf took over the management of the business. Today, the company is run by Friedrich Herbold’s granddaughter Ute and her husband Markus Fuchs, the rental fleet now includes seven mobile cranes ranging from 35 to 130 tonnes, an aerial lift fleet that includes boom and scissor lifts, along with spider lifts, trailer and truck mounted units and telehandlers, all of which is managed by a team of 15.