Liebherr has unveiled the successor to its 130-tonne capacity LTM 1130-5.1 mobile crane – the LTM 1150-5.3.

Featuring a lifting capacity of 150 tonnes and 66 m-long telescopic boom, the LTM 1150-5.3 is the second development to Liebherr’s all-terrain crane range this year. HLPFI readers will recall that the manufacturing revealed the four-axle LTM 1120-4.1 at this year’s ConExpo, as HLPFI reported here.

“A flexible all-rounder, the LTM 1150-5.3 will enhance any crane fleet like a jewel – It has the longest boom in this crane class at 66 m and can compete with crane models in the 200 tonne lifting capacity class,” said Christoph Kleiner, sales director at Liebherr.

“It delivers outstanding lifting capacities when fully raised and at large radii. And it is immediately ready for use once it reaches the site. This is because the new 150-tonne [capacity] crane carries 9 tonnes of ballast with a gross weight of 60 tonnes. That means it can complete lots of jobs without requiring additional ballast transport vehicles. That saves time and money, and makes the crane even more valuable to crane contractors.”

Compared to its predecessor, the telescopic boom on the new crane is 6 m longer. At the same length of 60 m, the five-axle crane can hoist 12 tonnes when fully raised – 1.5 tonnes more than its predecessor. When fully extended to 66 m, the new crane has a lifting capacity of over 9 tonnes.

Lattice extensions enable the crane to achieve hook heights of up to 92 m and radii of up to 72 m.