[Job Story] The Technology of Liebherr’s Cranes in Schuch Group

    Crane contractor Schuch is modernising its fleet with three new Liebherr mobile cranes. The LTC 1050-3.1 compact crane and two LTM 1070-4.2 mobile cranes have been added to the Schuch Group fleet in Germany. The company is readying itself to face current and future challenges on the market by means of continuous new and replacement purchases as well as innovative crane technology.

    Tim Schuch, one of the Managing Directors of the family-run company, the third generation to be in charge of it, explains:

    “It is important to keep our crane fleet up with the very latest crane technology to ensure that we can provide our customers with the best possible service. Liebherr is an important partner in this respect. We have been buying from Liebherr for 35 years. Firstly, the quality is impressive and secondly, Liebherr continuously develops innovative crane technology which moves the crane industry forwards.”

    Schuch already has several LTM 1070-4.2 cranes and says that the 50 metre telescopic
    boom is a major criterion behind the decision to buy the new models.

    “However, we also believe that the VarioBase variable support base is extremely important because it makes jobs safer and increases our flexibility on site,” adds Schuch.

    Schuch also has an LTC 1050-3.1 in its fleet already. Its high lifting capacity and compact dimensions were the main reasons for investing in another crane of this type. Schuch also ordered some optional equipment on its new 50 tonne compact crane, which significantly enhances safety for crane jobs – in addition to VarioBase, the new crane was also ordered with the height-adjustable crane cabin and the new RemoteDrive remote control. Schuch continues:

    “Controlling the chassis by remote is a really great innovation for constricted sites or inside factory buildings. At the moment, it is only available from Liebherr.”

    The new mobile cranes have been specially purchased for the company’s outlets in
    Frankfurt, Karlsruhe and Kaiserslautern and will mainly be used for turnkey commercial,
    industrial and house building.
    The Schuch Group has 10 sites between Saarbrücken in the west, Frankfurt in the north and Karlsruhe in the south. The company has a 120-strong workforce and specialises in crane work with a total of around 80 mobile cranes.

    Schuch Group. Source: Liebherr

    About Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH

    Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH is a leading manufacturer of mobile and crawler cranes. Its range of mobile cranes extends from 2-axle 35 tonne cranes to heavy duty cranes with a lifting capacity of 1200 tonnes and a 9-axle chassis. Its lattice boom cranes on mobile or crawler crane chassis deliver lifting capacities of up to 3000 tonnes.
    With universal boom systems and extensive additional equipment, they can be seen in action on construction sites throughout the world. The Ehingen site has a workforce of 3,500. Extensive, global service guarantees the high availability of Liebherr mobile and crawler cranes. In 2019, the Liebherr plant in Ehingen recorded a turnover of 2.1 billion euros.

    About the Liebherr Group

    The Liebherr Group is a family-run technology company with a widely diversified product range. The company is one of the largest manufacturers of construction machines in the world, but also supplies technically advanced, user-focused products and services in many other sectors. The group currently comprises more than 140 companies based in every continent of the world, has a workforce of over 48,000 and recorded a consolidated total turnover of more than 11.7 billion euros in 2019. Since it was founded in 1949 in Kirchdorf an der Iller in southern Germany, Liebherr’s aim has been to win customers by supplying high quality solutions and to contribute to technological progress.

    Source: Liebherr

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