800t Liebherr for Sommer

German crane rental company Sommer Kranverleih has taken delivery of a new nine axle 800 tonne Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 All Terrain crane.

Liebherr says that the uprated crane introduced last November saw capacities “significantly upgraded particularly for wind power jobs” - see: Liebherr uprates LTM 1750-9.1. The crane features a 52 metre main boom and up to 91 metres of lattice jib.

The new crane was driven from the Liebherr plant in Ehingen directly to a wind farm in Austria where it was used to erect the lower tower segments for 10 wind turbines. The upper segments, nacelle and rotor were then installed by a large lattice boom crane.
The new crane at the hand over on the Liebherr test bed

Based in Bremen the management of family owned Sommer was taken over four years ago by managing directors, Hagen and Björn Sommer. Since then they have significantly increased the size and capacity of the crane fleet, from 15 cranes with a maximum lifting capacity of 400 tonnes, to 20 cranes with capacities of up to 800 tonnes. The latest investment follows the recent delivery of a 400 tonne LTM 1450-8.1 and a 230 tonne LTM 1230-5.1.

Hagen Sommer said: “Customer requirements relating to lifting capacity and height are on the rise. That is why we decided to buy the LTM 1750- 9.1. The 800 tonne upgrade was a major factor behind our purchase decision because it means we are well set for the future.”

“We think it is important to provide our customers with new cranes featuring the latest technology. That is why we replace our cranes every four to five years.”
(L-R) Hagen and Björn Sommer of Sommer Kranverleih with Jens Fähse of Liebherr and their new crane

Björn Sommer added: “Liebherr is a strong partner for us. The cranes retain their value well and Liebherr can also supply us with special cranes which are perfectly designed for specific work. For example, we have LTC 1045-3.1, LTC 1050-3.1 and LTC 1055 city cranes and an MK 88 Plus mobile construction crane in our fleet and in spring 2021 we will be taking delivery of an LTR 1100 telescopic crawler crane, which will improve our services for prefabricated concrete component assembly work and in the energy sector.”


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