Mikschl expands fleet with mobile Liebherr

By Niamh Marriott23 November 2021

Aichach, Germany-based Mikschl Autokrane has taken delivery of a new Liebherr LTM 1120-4.1 mobile crane. The Bavarian contractor is expanding its crane fleet with the 120 tonne machine.

The LTM 1120-4.1 has a 120 tonne capacity and a 66 metre telescopic boom

The compact design of the 4-axle crane and its high lifting capacities were the main factors behind the decision to buy the new crane, the company said. 

Managing director Roland Mikschl said, “The future is small, compact but powerful mobile cranes because sites are becoming more and more restricted and have less space for cranes.”

The LTM 1120-4.1 has a 120 tonne capacity and a 66 metre telescopic boom which the company said is one of the longest ever to be installed on a 4-axle mobile crane.

The LTM 1120-4.1 can tackle jobs which normally would require a 5-axle crane, Liebherr said, eliminating all the logistics work needed for the larger model. Because a 4-axle crane delivers benefits in terms of licensing and road permits, it can tackle jobs faster and with greater flexibility.

Liebherr said that the VarioBallast on the LTM 1120-4.1 enables the crane to operate with a ballast radius of 3.83 or 4.77 metres. The ballast radius can be reduced by 940 millimetres quickly and easily using standard, mechanically adjustable ballasting cylinders when site conditions get tight.

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