New Liebherr mobile cranes – BKL Baukran Logistik invests in new site
An order has been placed for six new Liebherr mobile cranes with load capacities between 45 and 200 tonnes by BKL Baukran Logistik GmbH. They will be stationed at the new site in Ingolstadt and will be available for a very wide range of hoisting work in the future. Site Manager Rainer Speich visited the Liebherr plant in Ehingen at the beginning of June to take delivery of an LTC 1045-3.1 and an LTM 1130-5.1.
BKL Baukran Logistik opened its fourth site in June 2014. In addition to its sites in Munich, Frankfurt and Hanover, BKL now also has a presence in the centre of Bavaria, in Ingolstadt. The new site in Ingolstadt will specialise in mobile cranes and logistics and will initially be equipped with six new Liebherr mobile cranes, an MK 88 mobile construction crane with extended LM3 load capacity curve and its own trucks.
Three of the six mobile cranes have already been delivered – firstly an LTM 1060 3.1, the new 60-tonner from Liebherr which was first unveiled at the Bauma 2013 in Munich. It was followed in June by an LTC 1045-3.1 and an LTM 1130 5.1 which were collected by BKL Site Manager Rainer Speich from the Liebherr plant Ehingen. Before the end of this year the company will also receive an LTM 1095 5.1, an LTM 1100-5.2 and an LTM 1200-5.1.
BKL Baukran Logistik ordered the LTM 1100-5.2 with VarioBase®, the innovative, unique support system from Liebherr. With its variable support base, VarioBase® is the first system to enable safe crane operations with any support base. In addition VarioBase® also provides higher load capacities and a larger working area when its supports are at maximum setting. Rainer Speich explains, “The variable support base enables us to offer our customers in and around Ingolstadt increased and therefore better load capacity values in the 100-tonne class even in constricted conditions. We also regard this purchase as a further investment in crane safety which is of paramount important for us at BKL.”
Model-maker Conrad from Kalchreuth also received an order when the fourth BKL site was opened – Conrad has been requested to make models of the LTC 1045-3.1 crane in its BKL livery. With this in mind Christine Conrad was also welcomed to the plant during Rainer Speich’s visit to the Liebherr plant in Ehingen. She presented the first model in BKL livery.
Conrad launched the LTC 1045-3.1 model at the Bauma in 2013. Conrad has now produced models of a total of over 100 different Liebherr machines. These include 23 mobile crane models manufactured by Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH. The first of these models was the LT 1120 in 1975. The LTM 1030/2 is high up on the list of best-selling special finish models – a total of 62 versions of it have been produced.