Rough terrain Liebherr for Switzerland

By Niamh Marriott10 May 2022

Valais, Switzerland-based Clausen Kran has expanded its crane fleet with a Liebherr LTM 1150-5.3 mobile crane and an LRT 1090-2.1 rough terrain crane.

Crane handover. From left to right: Geri Clausen and Cornelia Clausen-Ogi, both Clausen-Kran; and Reto Studer from Liebherr-Baumaschinen (Photo: Liebherr)

The company works on crane operations in mountain environments. Its fleet consists of seven Liebherr mobile and crawler cranes with lifting capacities of up to 250 tonnes as well as three heavy-duty tractors.

New additions

Clausen will use the fixe-axle LTM 1150-5.3 for assembly and disassembly of construction cranes as well as for operations in chemical plants where large lifting heights are required.

The LTM 1150-5.3 has a 66-metre telescopic boom. With a total weight of 60 tonnes and an axle load of 12 tonnes, the new 150-tonne truck already carries nine tonnes of ballast.

This means it can do many jobs without the need for extra ballast transport, Liebherr said, saving time and money.

The LRT 1090-2.1 all-terrain crane is transported by low-loader on public roads (Photo: Liebherr)

It has an optional detachable boom and removable sliding beams. When both components are removed, the LTM 1150-5.3 weighs around 31 tonnes. This makes it much easier to obtain special permits for the routes to be travelled, the company said.

The Liebherr LRT 1090-2.1 rough terrain crane, sold for the first time in Switzerland, comes with sliding beam monitoring.

It comes with Liebherr’s VarioBase and has a maximum lifting capacity of 90 tonnes and a maximum lifting height of 66 metres.

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