Lüneburg-headquartered construction group Bruns, which is celebrating its 100-year anniversary, marked the occasion with the delivery of a Liebherr LTM 1100-5.3 mobile crane to its Hamburg branch at the start of April.

Bruns celebrates centenary with LTM 1100-5.3 delivery

Source: Liebherr

A new Liebherr LTM 1100-5.3 heads to Alex Grund in Hamburg, a Bruns Group company.

“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 m. That’s ideal in a big city like Hamburg,” explained Wilhelm Bruns, the third-generation managing director of the family business. “At our subsidiary Alex Grund in Hamburg, the new LTM 1100-5.3 has replaced an LTM 1095-5.1, which has provided us with reliable service for 12 years.”

The Liebherr LTM 1100-5.3 sets high standards when it comes to flexible axle loads. With 0.8 tonnes of ballast, it reaches a total weight of 44 tonnes with axle loads of 9 tonnes. With 4.4 tonnes of ballast, it can travel with 10 tonnes of axle load and a total weight of 48 tonnes. With an axle load of 12 tonnes, the 100-tonne crane can carry up to 16.9 tonnes of counterweight, which equates to 75 per cent of the maximum ballast of 22.5 tonnes. This allows the LTM 1100-5.3 to perform the majority of its jobs as a taxi crane without additional ballast transport.