Another new Liebherr for Baldwins
Five months after taking delivery of a new 200t Liebherr mobile crane, Baldwins Crane Hire has now added a new 350-tonner.
The new all-terrain LTM 1350-6.1 also joins a 500t Liebherr in the Baldwins fleet that is little more than a year old.
The LTM1350-6.1 has a six-axle chassis and a 70m telescopic boom. It has been supplied with an additional 78m lattice luffing fly jib, giving a maximum under-hook-height of 132m. Baldwins expects to find work for it erecting tower cranes and installing wind turbines. Excellent lifting capacities with the long main boom makes it ideal for tower crane erecting and wind turbine applications.
Lifting duties are enhanced by the attachment of the Y Guy lateral support system on the boom.
The chassis is driven by an eight-cylinder 450kW Liebherr diesel engine. The machine has a 12-speed ZF TC-Tronic gearbox with torque converter and an ‘intarder’ hydraulic brake is installed in the gearbox for constant braking.
The four rear axles are actively steered, depending on road speed, by an electro-hydraulic system. This improves manoeuvrability and reduces tyre wear, Liebherr says. During crab steering, all six axles are steered, eliminating the need to lift an axle.
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This article was published on 20 Jul 2012 (last updated on 20 Jul 2012).