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Liebherr debuts VarioBase system in new LTR 1150 telescopic crawler crane

January 2, 2024  By CHC Staff


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BULLE, Switzerland – Liebherr’s new LTR 1150 telescopic crawler crane is the first crane to come equipped with the VarioBase system, a variable supporting base for improved safety and increased load capacity in telescopic mobile cranes.

VarioBase works by determining the optimum load capacity in real time, based on fixed track width and variable rotation angle. This is most useful when lifting over the corners of tracks, Liebherr said in a press release.

The LTR1150 is available with track widths of 3.5 metres, five metres and 5.8 metres. The machine comes with load charts for slopes up to four degrees, with a wind speed load chart of up to 15.6 metres per second also included.

The LTR 1150 weighs in at 150 tonnes and offers 50 per cent more lifting capacity than the LTR 1100. A short erection jib, in combination with the additional hoist gear allows operators to move loads of up to 34.6 tonnes into their desired position.

In addition to construction lifting applications, Liebherr has also designed the 1150 to be suited for auxiliary tasks in wind turbine assembly. The LTR 1150 has the capability to assemble crawler cranes up to the 1,000-tonne class and move components weighing more than 60 tonnes.

The range of working equipment for the 52-metre telescopic boom also includes a hydraulically adjustable double folding jib and telescopic boom extensions that allow hoisting heights of up to 83 metres.


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