The German crane rental company Ulferts & Wittrock has ordered 31 new Liebherr cranes for delivery this year.
The order ranges from 40 tons of two-axis LTM 1040-2.1 to 250 tons of five-axis LTM 1250-5.1. Around a third of these are five-axle models, many of them the new LTM 1150-5.3. The order is part of the company’s ongoing program to modernize its fleet and builds on 80 Liebherr cranes that have been delivered in the past two years.
Introduced in October, the LTM 1150-5.3 offers a 66-meter main boom and capacities that are 15 percent better than its predecessor in both maximum and partial counterweight, while carrying nine tons of counterweight within 12 tons of axle loads.
The managing partner Marcus Wittrock said: “With the new Liebherr 150-tonne crane, we can perfectly expand our five-axle class, as it offers excellent load capacities, a very long telescopic boom and a lot of ballast on public roads.”
Managing partner Temmo Niekamp added: “We are of the opinion that Liebherr takes good care of us. The cranes are technically state-of-the-art. In addition, they retain value very well and are therefore in great demand as used cranes. “
Ulferts & Wittrock was founded in 1989 by Klaus Wittrock and Hermann Ulferts in Oldenburg, west of Bremen, as a logistics service provider for the heavy transport market with five mobile cranes. The company has grown steadily over the years, partly due to the increasing demand for wind turbines. The fleet now includes all-terrain cranes from 30 and 600 tons, crawler cranes from 130 to 650 tons, as well as a range of self-erecting tower cranes, all types of aerial work platforms and telehandlers. It now operates at 10 locations in Germany: – Oldenburg, Brake, Hamburg, Hollenstedt, Wilhelmshaven, Hollenstedt, Schwerin, Kiel, Flensburg and Lübeck.