[Job Story]Kran-Maier Acquires Liebherr LTM 1070–4.2 Mobile Crane and Tests It Immediately on an High-Voltage Line Project

    Kran-Maier from Landshut has modernised its crane fleet with a Liebherr LTM 1070-4.2 mobile crane. The Bavarian crane rental company is replacing an older 60-tonne telescopic crane with the new 70-tonner. State-of-the-art technology was an important criterion in the decision.

    Crane handover in Ehingen (from left to right): Wolfgang Sailer (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH) Erich Maier, Bennet Kühl,
    Susanne Maier, Andreas Bosl (all Kran-Maier GmbH & Co. KG), Florian Maier (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH).

    Managing Director Susanne Maier explains the decision in favour of the Liebherr LTM 1070-4.2 mobile crane: “The LTM 1070-4.2 is not only a crane that has proven itself over many years, but is also at the cutting edge of crane technology. For example, it already complies with the new Stage V exhaust emissions directive and the currently attached counterweight is automatically detected. We also ordered the VarioBase variable outrigger base and the radio remote control. It was also important for us that the delivery time of the crane was acceptable”.

    First use: erecting high-voltage pylons

    Since November last year, Deutsche Bahn has been having pylons on the high-voltage line between Buch and Eching replaced. The reason for this is the age of the pylons, which were built as early as 1926. This is a traction current line for supplying electrified railways. The new pylons will be placed on the existing foundation and brought up to the current state of the art.

    First use: The LTM 1070-4.2 installs high-voltage pylons between Eching and Viecht

    Kran-Maier sent its new LTM 1070-4.2 to support this project immediately after delivery. It took over the erection of some masts between Eching and Viecht. Crane operator Bennet Kühl is full of praise for his new work equipment:

    “The crane runs very smoothly and the control is precise. The remote control is great.”

    The assembly of precast concrete parts, lighter garages and steel construction are other fields of application that Kran-Maier is planning for the new 70-tonner.

    The new poles are built on the existing foundations.

    Susanne Maier, together with brother Florian and father Erich, is now the third generation to run the family business. The largest of the ten mobile cranes is a Liebherr LTM 1250-5.1. She says: “We are attached to our cranes and keep the equipment a little longer. Customer service and the supply of spare parts are very important to us. Liebherr is exemplary here”.

    More about Liebherr-Werk Ehingen

    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 2020, the Liebherr plant in Ehingen recorded a turnover of 2 billion euros.

    Chiara De Paoli
    Editor at HeavyQuip Magazine and International Operations Manager for V22 Media