Hess strengthens crane fleet with Liebherr LTM 1150-5.3 mobile crane

14 December 2021

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Düsseldorf-based company Hess has strengthened its crane fleet with a Liebherr LTM 1150-5.3 mobile crane.

This specialist contractor for company relocations, machine installation and machine transport services has its own crane department. This is responsible both for the rental and for the use of the cranes for its own machine installation work. Hess relies 100% on Liebherr mobile cranes.

“The LTM 1150-5.3 is a modern, powerful crane which we can use flexibly due to the fact that its road-going state can be varied. It is also compact and manoeuvrable – a major benefit for many of our jobs,” said Joachim Hess, owner, Hess.

Hess is planning to use the new 150 ton crane for heavy installation work and various everyday crane rental jobs, for example, in the construction and infrastructure sectors.

All the mobile cranes in the Hess fleet were delivered by Liebherr. “We have had very good experience with Liebherr machines. They feature the very latest crane technology. We also like the fact that the crane controls are standard in small and large cranes alike. That enables us to use our operators flexibly on the machines,” added Hess.

The LTM 1150-5.3 has the longest telescopic boom in its crane class at 66 metres and is on a par with crane types in the 200-ton capacity class. It delivers outstanding lifting capacities when fully raised and at large radii. And it is immediately ready for use once it reaches the site. This is because the new 150 ton crane carries nine tonnes of a ballast with a gross weight of 60 tons. That means it can complete lots of jobs without requiring additional ballast transport vehicles.

Oliver Kuldtzun, manager of the Crane Department, Hess said: “We ordered the crane with the VarioBase variable supporting base because it delivers additional safety, particularly on restricted sites. And it also gives us additional lifting capacity directly above the outriggers.

 “We receive excellent support from the Liebherr service outlet in Oberhausen, both for inspection and regular maintenance work as well as repairs.”

Hess GmbH was founded in 1977 as an industrial installation contractor and now has a workforce of over 60. The fleet also contains special electrically powered mobile cranes and mini cranes.