Germany-based Steil Kranarbeiten has taken delivery of a Liebherr LTM 1120-4.1 all-terrain crane.

Jens Minnebeck and Waldemar Hoffmann from Steil Kranarbeiten.

In March 2020, Liebherr launched the LTM 1120-4.1 at the ConExpo trade show in Las Vegas, USA.

The 120-tonne capacity crane will replace a four-axle, 100-tonne capacity machine in Steil’s fleet in Trier, Germany. According to Liebherr, the crane has the longest telescopic boom (66 m) of any four-axle mobile crane.

Steil explained the decision behind the purchase: “The compact dimensions of the crane relative to its high lifting capacity were impressive, then there is the boom length and the VarioBase variable support base.” The company added that the crane also benefits from being able to obtain permanent road permits because it travels at a gross weight of just 48 tonnes.

The LTM 1120-4.1 can tackle jobs that normally would require a five-axle crane, eliminating the logistics work needed for larger model, said Liebherr. “Because a four-axle crane delivers benefits in terms of licensing and route permits, it can tackle jobs faster with greater flexibility,” the crane manufacturer continued.

A LTM 1110-5.1 crane was delivered to Steil in February and an LTM 1230-5.1 and an LTM 1060-3.1 will also be handed over in the next few weeks.