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 wheeled mobile telescopic crane. The Bavarian contractor is expanding its crane fleet with the 120 tonne capacity machine.
The compact design of the 4-axle crane and its high lifting capacities were the main factors behind the decision to buy it, 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 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 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.