A Liebherr LTM 1450-8.1 has completed the lifting of over 158 prefabricated residents’ rooms to construct the largest care home in Germany.
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Deployed by subcontractor Schußmann, the crane played a crucial role in fulfilling the construction company illerSENIO’s design concept of designing the building entirely as a timber-hybrid modular construction. With a reinforced concrete corpus already installed, the prefabricated modules were installed into place, bringing about an abundance of time and cost savings, according to a press release from Liebherr.
The modules, individually, weighed around 15 tonnes and measured in at 7.8m long and 4.4m wide. Thanks to the LTM 1450-8.1’s seven-piece, 85m telescopic main boom, Schußmann’s team did not need to equip the crane with a lattice extension and successfully installed all 158 modules from three different crane locations on the construction site. To facilitate the installation of the modules, Schußmann equipped the crane with just 34 tonnes of counterweight for the entirety of the job.
With its high axle design, the LTM 1450-8.1 is capable of being driven on public roads with a 12-tonne per axle limit while carrying its boom. In tandem with its self-erecting capabilities, the machine presents itself as a high-power taxi crane, underscored by its maximum hoist height of 132m and maximum operating radius of 103m.
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