100 per cent Liebherr: two new mobile cranes for Staas
The crane and heavy transport company Heinrich Staas GmbH based in Achim near Bremen is modernising its fleet with two new Liebherr mobile cranes. An LTM 1070-4.2 and an LTM 1160-5.2 will replace older cranes of the same load class. The Staas mobile crane fleet now consists exclusively of Liebherr cranes.
Crane handover in Ehingen: crane drivers Eugen Ogorodnikov (left) and Ben Drewes are pleased with their new Liebherr cranes.
- The LTM 1070-4.2 and LTM 1160-5.2 will modernise and enhance its fleet
- The Staas mobile crane fleet now consists entirely of Liebherr cranes
- Staas appreciates Liebherr's high quality and reliable service
Since its foundation more than 80 years ago, the family- owned company Staas has focused on consistency. Its vehicles and machines are regularly serviced and maintained to ensure they work reliably for many years. When selecting suppliers, Staas looks for durable products and first-class service. Over the years, the company from Lower Saxony has mainly procured mobile cranes from Liebherr.
Now Staas has retired its last mobile crane not bearing the Liebherr logo and replaced it with a Liebherr LTM 1070-4.2. On the one hand, the 70-tonner is a tried-and-tested machine, but on the other, Liebherr has continually updated it to the latest technical standards: for example, with ECOmode and ECOdrive for particularly low consumption and low-noise operation. In addition, the VarioBase® variable supporting base is optionally available.
The new LTM 1160-5.2 replaces an older Liebherr 160-tonne crane. The LTM 1160-5.2 offers a maximum lifting capacity of 180 tonnes and is now the most powerful crane in the Staas fleet. In addition to other Liebherr innovations, it offers the impressive VarioBallast®: mechanically slewing ballasting cylinders enable the ballast radius to be changed quickly between two different settings. The small ballast radius is optimal for confined construction sites, while the large radius enables the crane to achieve its maximum performance.
"We tend to keep our cranes longer than some other crane operators, some of whom replace them after just three to four years, but our strategy is nevertheless to continuously renew our fleet. With Liebherr, we have a reliable partner for this. Their cranes retain their value very well and the Liebherr service is exemplary. Their fitters are on site quickly and spare parts are delivered promptly. I've had the same positive experience with Liebherr since 1986," reports Andreas Butt, authorised signatory at Heinrich Staas GmbH.