June 16 - Ibbenb

The Liebherr LTM 1300-6.2, which was unveiled at bauma 2013, is the first mobile crane to feature the manufacturer's single-engine concept, and includes a 78 m telescopic boom.

Philipp Spallek, son of company owner Werner Spallek, said: "The crane is really powerful. We compared its load capacities with our 200-tonne capacity machine and in some cases the 300-tonne model can handle up to 78 percent higher loads."

Werner Spallek added: "It has high load capacities but is still very compact and very easy to use. Its short set-up times mean that we can have it ready for use on site quickly. The other important thing for us was that we don't have to change anything in our transport department. We can transport the crane equipment using our existing vehicles."

The 300-tonne capacity mobile crane will be used by Spallek for hoisting work in a host of different sectors, including the food industry, steel and coal industry, construction and civil engineering, wind energy, the cement industry, prefabricated concrete components, infrastructure projects, and bridge construction and dismantling.