New Liebherr for Colonia
By Niamh Marriott01 December 2021
Cologne, Germany-based crane rental company Colonia Spezialfahrzeuge Gottfried Schönges, has taken delivery of a new Liebherr LTM 1110-5.1 mobile crane.
The company chose the 100 tonne capacity wheeled mobile telescopic for its capability and long boom.
The five axle crane has a 60 metre boom and can travel at 12 tonnes per axle with up to 13.1 tonnes of counterweight.
Jürgen Oprée, Colonia managing director, said, “The LTM 1110-5.1 delivers excellent lifting capacity values using the counterweights it carries on the road.
“That is a major benefit for us because we can obtain annual road licences for our main catchment area for vehicles with a gross weight of up to 60 tonnes,” he said.
“We are located in the middle of the chemicals belt around Cologne, Leverkusen, Dormagen and Krefeld and our cranes are often used for maintenance work in chemical plants, some of which are rather aged.”
Colonia has had a close business relationship with Liebherr for many years and its mobile crane fleet is dominated by the Liebherr brand. In 2020, the company entered the crawler crane class with the purchase of an 800 tonne capacity LR 1800-1.0.
Colonia not only provides crane rental services but also industrial installation and towing services.