The LTC 1050-3.1 is an unusual crane in that it has a three-axle all-terrain chassis but only a single cab. It is positioned at the front of the vehicle for driving on roads and is then elevated hydraulically on a telescopic arm for lifting operations.
When in lifting mode, the cab can be raised to give a maximum eye level of 7.8 metres. The cab also tilts 20 degrees to the rear to allow the operator an unrestricted view of a suspended load.
The LTC 1050-3.1 was introduced at the Intermat 2015 trade fair in Paris last year as the successor to the LTC 1045-3.1.
Crowland has taken it in full specification, with 13-metre double swing-away fly jib and integrated 1.5-metre assembly jib to extend the reach of its 36-metre, five-section main boom. The assembly jib can be installed with a set of sheaves or searcher hook; one person can swap these parts in the assembly jib without the need to work at height, Liebherr says. The assembly jib has a maximum rated lift capacity of 25 tonnes.
Managing director Peter Issitt said: “The LTC1050 is an interesting and versatile product, enabling our hire desks to offer our customers something a little different from the norm. We have a developing relationship with Liebherr GB and so far the experience from quotation to supply has been a very positive one. I look forward to seeing our relationship develop further and hopefully we shall add more Liebherr units in the future.”
Crowland is a dealer for some of Liebherr’s competitors, including Manitowoc’s Grove brand and Chinese manufacturer Zoomlion.