Lieb­herr ar­moured crane or­der / Magni HTH tele­han­dlers

Lieb­herr lands mas­sive Ger­man Army ar­moured crane or­der

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Ma­chin­ery gi­ant Lieb­herr is to de­liver more than 70 ar­moured mo­bile and res­cue cranes to the Ger­man Army in a deal worth around $200 mil­lion.

The or­der from the Ger­man Army com­prises of 33 ar­moured G-BFK re­cov­ery cranes and 38 G-LTM 1090-4.2 mo­bile cranes, with de­liv­er­ies ex­pected to be com­pleted by 2021.

To meet the army’s high re­quire­ments Lieb­herr worked with mil­i­tary equip­ment sup­plier Rhein­metall to cre­ate the ar­moured cab­ins.

Pro­tect­ing pas­sen­gers is the pri­mary fo­cus of the or­der, Lieb­herr says, with the G-LTM and G-BKF’s iden­ti­cal su­per­struc­ture cab­ins ca­pa­ble of pro­tect­ing crew mem­bers from bal­lis­tic, mine and IED threats. They also fea­ture an NBC ven­ti­la­tion sys­tem.

The G-BKF (pic­tured) is an ar­moured re­cov­ery crane mounted on a 4-axle off-road mo­bile chas­sis, de­signed for pas­sen­ger pro­tec­tion and the re­cov­ery and tow­ing of ve­hi­cles.

Lieb­herr says the G-BKF can be used flex­i­bly and eco­nom­i­cally thanks to its abil­ity to hoist loads and re­cover ve­hi­cles.

Its 20.9m tele­scopic boom can pre­cisely han­dle loads up to 20 tonnes in weight, while the rear tow­ing de­vice and two re­cov­ery winches can re­cover and tow a wide range of ve­hi­cles.

De­rived from the stan­dard LTM, the G-LTM 10904.2 is a 4-axle mo­bile crane with an ar­moured driver and crane cabin.

The Ger­man Army or­dered two G-LTM vari­ants, 17 with 8.4 tonnes of coun­ter­weight and 21 units with 22.5 tonnes of coun­ter­weight (very heavy-duty mo­bile). They both fea­ture a 35.7m tele­scopic boom and rear re­cov­ery winch.

Lieb­herr has man­u­fac­tured more than 800 mil­i­tary cranes with lift­ing ca­pac­i­ties from 10 to 500 tonnes since 1977.

The Lieb­herr prod­uct range in­cludes stan­dard cranes and spe­cially de­vel­oped ve­hi­cles for mil­i­tary pur­poses.

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