The telescopic boom is 10% longer compared to its predecessor and will hoist on average 15% higher loads with both maximum and part ballast, however, the new crane has the same low gross weight as its predecessor. With an axle load of 12t, the crane can carry 9t of ballast on public roads.

Liebherr use the phrase “the jewel in your fleet” with this model. Christoph Kleiner, sales director at Liebherr-Werk Ehingen, explains the slogan: “A flexible all-rounder, the LTM 1150-5.3 will enhance any crane fleet like a jewel – It has the longest boom in this crane class at 66m and can compete with crane models in the 200t lifting capacity class. It delivers outstanding lifting capacities when fully raised and at large radii. And it is immediately ready for use once it reaches the site. This is because the new 150t crane carries 9t of a ballast with a gross weight of 60t. That means it can complete lots of jobs without requiring additional ballast transport vehicles. That saves time and money, and makes the crane even more valuable to crane contractors – hence our slogan: “The jewel for your crane fleet”.

The telescopic boom on the new LTM 1150-5.3 is six metres longer than its predecessor. At the same length of 60m, the new five-axle crane can hoist 12t when fully raised – 1.5t more than its predecessor. When fully extended to 66m, the new crane has a lifting capacity of over 9t. That makes it perfect for erecting tower cranes and radio masts.

Lattice extensions enables the new 150t crane to achieve hook heights of up to 92m and radii of up to 72m. For this, one 7m lattice section as boom extension and a 10.8 to 19m double folding jib are used. The latter can be adjusted hydraulically between 0° and 40°. A 2.9m erection jib and a runner, which can be swung to the side, round off the equipment list. Particularly economical – the lattice jibs are compatible for many crane models in the 100 to 180t class within the Liebherr portfolio.

The six-cylinder Liebherr diesel engine in the undercarriage develops 400kW / 544bhp and a torque of a 2516Nm. The engine satisfies the new stage V emissions directive and can also be configured to comply with Tier 4 for the USA or stage IIIA for low regulated countries.

In keeping with the latest developments from the Liebherr mobile crane series, the new 150t crane also features ECOmode for crane operations to reduce fuel consumption and emissions of both noise and CO2. Firstly, the complete pump drive can be disconnected automatically when the engine is idling and then reconnected by the intelligent controller in a matter of seconds when it is required. And secondly, the crane controller automatically calculates the perfect engine speed for the working speed selected using the control lever to avoid unnecessarily high engine speeds.