First new Liebherr rough terrains delivered

12 December 2017 by Sotiris Kanaris

Bergheim-based crane hire company and dealer Wasel has become the first company to receive cranes from Liebherr’s new LRT series of rough terrain cranes.

Wasel accepted a LRT 1090-2.1 and LRT 1100-2.1 from the Liebherr plant in Ehingen at the end of November, the first two out of six RTs ordered in total by the company.  

Wasel primarily plans to deploy both rough-terrain cranes in opencast mining, as well as on major construction sites with long periods of use.

Wasel has been using the Liebherr LTL 1160 and smaller machines of diverse manufacturers in opencast mining for many years. "The extreme terrain in opencast mining makes rough-terrain cranes indispensable", said managing director Matthias Wasel.

Both new crane models feature an outrigger monitoring system as standard. The support status, on tyres or supports, is detected automatically and saved to the crane controller. The attachment of the ballast to the turntable and the installation of the optional double folding jib—including its angle adjustment system—are also recorded and monitored.

“The VarioBase variable support base developed by Liebherr and standard on the new LRT cranes makes a fundamental contribution to enhancing safety,” said Liebherr.  VarioBase allows each individual crane support to be extended to arbitrary lengths. The crane work is controlled by the load moment limiter within the LICCON controller which calculates the maximum load capacities precisely for the current situation.