Hack Schwerlastservice has taken delivery of a new Liebherr mobile crane in a bid to expand its current fleet size.
Possessing a crane fleet of over 36 mobile cranes, the Neuwied-based crane rental, assembly, and repair company sought out the LTM 1110-5.1 due to high demand for their current five-axle class cranes.
“We needed an additional 5-axle crane in our fleet; the LTM 1110-5.1 will expand our Koblenz branch and fits very well between our 100-tonne cranes and the LTM 1150-5.3,” said company owner Udo Hack.
“With a twelve-tonne axle load, it can carry 13.4 tonnes of ballast,” he continued. “This allows us to use the LTM 1110-5.1 particularly economically, as it does not need a separate vehicle for counterweight for many tasks.”
The design of the 110-tonne mobile crane allows ten-tonne axle loads and a total weight of less than 48 tonnes to be achieved by merely removing ballast, bringing significant advantages in terms of approvals and route permits. A quick-change system for the ballast plates guarantees maximum flexibility during changeover.
Additionally, the telescopic boom of the LTM 1110-5.1 is one of the longest in its class with a height of 60 metres. Liebherr’s mobile crane also holds the option of a 19-metre folding jib capable of being hydraulically adjusted between 0 degrees and 40 degrees, giving it a maximum hook height of 91 metres.
“We plan to use the LTM 1110-5.1 for general crane work, such as lifting prefabricated concrete parts, assembling air conditioning units, lifting swimming pools into the garden or assembling construction machinery,” said Hack.
Founded as a family business in 1959 by Werner Hack Senior and his wife Apollonia, the company has been steadily expanded and is now run in the second generation by the siblings Irene, Werner and Udo Hack.