Hoisted into the winter break

3 January 2019 by Sotiris Kanaris

A Liebherr LTM 1100-5.2 was used to hoist theatre cogs out of the water into their winter quarters on the island of RĂ¼gen, Germany.

The replica Hansa vessels are used every year during the Störtebeker Festival, where thousands of visitors hear stories about the famous pirate Klaus Störtebeker. After the play season, the cogs are hoisted onto land and protected for winter.

A Liebherr LTM 1100-5.2 from H.N.Krane’s fleet was used to perform this job. For around 25 years, the mobile cranes from H.N.Krane have been booked twice per year to hoist the cogs, weighing up to 22t. Apart from that, the ivory-coloured cranes are used to erect a large number of sets for the natural stage.  

The crane depot in Stralsund, where the LTM 1100-5.2 came from, is one of six outlets that H.N.Krane operates between Hamburg and the border with Poland. Crane and haulage work are the main areas of focus of the company based near Rostock, which has a workforce of around 120. The fleet, which has recently been expanded with a Liebherr LTM 1090-4.2, consists of around 40 mobile cranes.