August 23 - ESB Kranverleih Transport und Hebetechnik based in Mittelbiberach, Germany has used Liebherr mobile cranes to assemble a Betomix concrete mixing plant near the Liebherr concrete technology production works in Bad Schussenried.

ESB used a new Liebherr LTM 1070-4.2 mobile crane for the initial assembly of the mixer and the erection of the feeder elevator.

The LTM 1070-4.2 is fitted with a complete remote control system, which allows all crane movements to be controlled from outside the crane cabin.

Liebherr says that a clear view of the assembly situation and being close to the load means greater convenience for the crane driver and a better level of safety for crane operations.

The crane driver, Detlef Scharnefsk, supports that assertion: "The remote control is brilliant. I use it for around one third of my crane work. For difficult assembly jobs I can see everything and it makes communication with people on the site easier."

Liebherr mobile cranes with the LICCON2 controller have a Bluetooth terminal (BTT) as standard for the remote control of set-up work, such as extending the crane supports. In addition, all mobile cranes with LICCON2 now also have the software for the remote control of all crane movements as standard.

ESB provides mobile cranes with lifting capacities of 30 to 200 tonnes and only uses Liebherr products. In addition to telescopic mobile cranes, ESB also has compact cranes and truck-mounted telescopic cranes in its fleet.