Liebherr to assemble LTF 1045 in Houston

18 March 2008

Assembly of the new Liebherr truck crane will take place in Houston, TX

Assembly of the new Liebherr truck crane will take place in Houston, TX

By the end of 2007 Liebherr Cranes USA will begin assembly of the recently introduced LTF 1045 at its service facility in Houston, according to Ralf Vieten, executive vice president of product support (see Interview, page 20).

The first Liebherr truck-mounted crane to be distributed in the US, the crane is a milestone for Liebherr Cranes, Vieten said. The company hopes to increase the number of these units assembled each year because it forecasts that the LTF series will be a “great crane for the US market.”

The new LTF 1045 is rated at 55 tons and will have a four section telescopic boom, including the base section. With a 31 foot jib and a 115 foot main boom, the crane will have a total tip height of 157 feet. The jib is offsettable at 0, 20, 40 and 60 degrees. The machine has a rough terrain crane style cab and a superstructure engine, a 197 horsepower Liebherr diesel. It will feature swing-out telescopic outriggers.

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