Leitl adds compact LTC crane to fleet
By Niamh Marriott15 September 2021
Eggenfelden, Germany-based crane company LK Leitl has added a Liebherr LTC 1050-3.1 compact crane to its fleet.
The new 50 tonne wheeled mobile crane will be used for jobs inside industrial buildings and in constricted environments. The Bavarian contractor opted for the elevating cab option to provide the crane operator with improved visibility of the site situation.
Shareholder Sandro Leitl said, “The LTC 1050-3.1 is perfect for hoisting work in tight spaces. And if things get even tighter, the front storage box can be removed. The crane will pass through clearance heights of just 3 metres.”
The cab concept used on the LTC 1050-3.1 is unique on mobile cranes. When on the road the cab is moved to the front of the vehicle using a telescopic arm. In this position the crane driver has better visibility and a good driving position, particularly at high speeds. The elevating cab can take the crane operator to an eye level of 7.8 metres. The improved visibility in a site situation enhances safety for many crane jobs.
At its first job, the LTC 1050-3.1 was able to drive along a narrow access road through a residential estate with a tight turning circle to a prefabricated house site in Bad Birnbach with ease.
Crane operator Stefan Wick, who was using the elevating cab for the first time, commented, “The height takes a bit of getting used to, but the visibility really is significantly better. It makes things so much easier”.