Heavy load specialist August Alborn has taken delivery of a Liebherr LTM 1160-5.2 mobile crane in Germany.

From left to right: Andreas Mahlke, Timm Wortmann

August Alborn said it purchased the 180-tonne capacity crane for projects involving the handling and assembling of heavy components and large machines.

Herbert Laumann, mobile crane driver and fleet manager at August Alborn, said that the VarioBallast radius and support base were key criteria behind the investment decision. Additionally, the removable telescopic boom, and the fact the crane can be reduced to a gross weight under 40 tonnes, makes the crane suited for jobs that require speed and flexibility.