June 8 - Liebherr waved an LTM 1200-5.1 mobile crane out of the factory gate at Ehinger recently when customer Eugen Haslach and his crane driver Max Keck took possession of the latest addition to the fleet of their Wertach, Bavaria-based crane and transp

Crane operator Haslach immediately used the five-axle crane, with a telescopic boom measuring 72 m, the most powerful unit in the company's fleet, to lift a 35 m long wooden bridge into place on the shore of Lake Lech to complete a cycle and hiking track that runs for some 10 km around the lake in Austria.

The LTM 1200-5.1 mobile crane has five steering programmes, which can be easily selected at the push of a button, allowing activity such as crab steering, or producing an extremely small turning circle for very confined construction sites. Liebherr says the 72 m telescopic boom is the longest on a five-axle mobile crane currently available.