Switzerland-based construction company Zaugg Rohrbach has taken delivery of a Liebherr LTM 1110-5.1 mobile crane.
The LTM 1110-5.1 has a lifting capacity of 100 tonnes and a 60 m-long telescopic boom – which Liebherr said is one of the longest booms in its lifting class. The five-axle crane is suited to a range of jobs including erecting construction cranes, moving large oil tanks, machine relocations, and structural steel work.
Zaugg has already deployed the LTM 1110-5.1 to replace components at a dry concrete plant in the Canton of Berne, Switzerland.
To complete the hoists, Christian Kaufmann, crane driver at Zaugg, positioned the crane by the side of the road. There was not enough space to extend the crane’s outriggers fully. Therefore, Kaufmann extended the outriggers to 56 and 62 percent against the traffic.
Zaugg also used the crane to dismantle a Liebherr tower crane in a narrow alley in the old town of Solothurn, Switzerland.
Liebherr said that due to the crane’s compact dimensions and features such as VarioBase, it is suited to such work in narrow city centres.