Steil expands fleet with Liebherr

By Niamh Marriott18 March 2022

Steil Kranarbeiten has added a Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1 to its mobile crane fleet.

Crane handover at the Liebherr Plant in Ehingen (from left to right): Ronald Bouwmeester, David Swakowski and Johannes Schmidt (all from Steil Kranarbeiten) (Photo: Liebherr)

Steil decided to buy the full range of equipment, including both boom versions, a 54 metre and an 80 metre telescopic boom, and the complete 91 metres luffing jib.

“We have operated several Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 cranes for many years and have now invested in its successor,” said owner Birgit Steil. “It is another 8-axle crane which has the same compact measurements with the H-outriggers. The lifting capacity values on the luffing jib are enormous.”

The LTM 1650-8.1 is the successor to the LTM 1500-8.1. Liebherr said that with its lifting capacity of 700 tonnes, it exceeds the capacity of its predecessor by 15 to 50 per cent, depending on the equipment package.

Steil plans to use its new crane for jobs in industry, port handling and for wind power.

“The requirements in industry and wind power are constantly on the rise as are the required lifting capacities,” added Birgit Steil.

The company fleet consists of over 115 cranes. In addition to regional crane services, it also provides heavy haulage, recovery and towing, machine relocations and oil spill removal services. Its subsidiary Onroad provides crane relocation services throughout Europe.

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