80 cranes in two years

5 February 2020

The Ulferts & Wittrock Group has taken delivery of forty new Liebherr mobile cranes over the last year. Another order package for forty cranes for delivery this year has already been signed.

Ulferts & Wittrock is using the new Liebherr cranes to modernise its fleet with lifting capacities of between 30t and 250t.

The consignments totalling 80 mobile cranes extend from the two-axle LTM 1030-2.1, LTC compact cranes, and LTF truck-mounted cranes, to the new Liebherr LTM 1230-5.1 and LTM 1250-5.1 five-axle models.

As Ulferts & Wittrock is active throughout Germany, low cost mobility was an important criterion in the selection of the crane models. For example, the company chose a larger number of LTM 1070-4.2 and LTM 1090-4.2 cranes as their design allows them to travel on the road with an axle load of 10t. In this weight version, they can be used quickly and flexibly with reduced licensing requirements. The consignments also include several LTF 1060-4.1 cranes. These are telescopic truck-mounted cranes on standard truck chassis, which can be used at particularly low cost for jobs which involve driving long distances. The gross weight of these powerful 60t cranes can be reduced to as little as 32t, depending on the chassis manufacturer.

Ulferts & Wittrock also decided to add Liebherr LTC compact cranes to the fleets at several of its sites. Marcus Wittrock, managing partner, explains: “The LTC 1050-3.1 is perfect for jobs inside industrial buildings and also in constricted urban areas. We ordered all these cranes with an elevating cab to provide the crane operator with a better view of the site situation so as to enhance safety”.