Germany-headquartered crane rental service Schmidbauer has continued expanding its heavy lift fleet by purchasing a range of cranes.


Image source: Schmidbauer; L-R: Herrmann Setzmüller, Minka St. James (both Schmidbauer), Dr. Mitja Schimek (Fricke-Schmidbauer), Stefan Schmidbauer (Schmidbauer), Koos Spierings (Spierings), Heiko Gehrlicher (Fricke-Schmidbauer), Mathieu Braamhaar (Spierings), Werner Schmidbauer (Schmidbauer), Leo Spierings (Spierings), Liane Höpler, Christine Schreiber (both Schmidbauer).

In addition to the six Liebherr mobile cranes Schmidbauer ordered at bauma 2022, the company has purchased a Tadano GTC-2000 telescopic crane with a maximum lift capacity of 181 tonnes. The crane can be operated with synthetic fuel producing low carbon emissions.

Also in the order book was a Spierings SK597-AT4 eLift mobile hydraulic tower crane with a 7-tonne maximum lift capacity and is able to operate carbon-emission free.

The Liebherr crawler cranes will deployed to support operations for the Fos-sur-Mer wind farm near Marseille, France. After work has been completed, the cranes will go onto assist bridge and industrial assembly projects, port handling, and projects in the petrochemical industry.

Schmidbauer was involved in the erection and dismantling of the bauma trade fair itself: on average, 18 pieces of equipment were onsite every day for more than four weeks – on peak days there were up to 24 cranes on site with lifting capacities between 36-453 tonnes.