Baden-based crane and heavy haulage contractor MSG Krandienst GmbH has expanded its fleet of large cranes with an LTM 1450-8.1. MSG says the reasons behind the decision include the fact that the Liebherr 450-tonne crane successfully combines a high lifting capacity, a very long telescopic boom and fast set-up time. Furthermore, it is the only crane in the 8-axle class which can be driven on public roads without having to remove any of its crane components.
Over the last few years, MSG has particularly focused on the heavy load segment and now runs six cranes with lifting capacities of over 300 tonnes. The new Liebherr 450-tonne model is a perfect fit for this corporate strategy. Managing Director Björn Jatz is delighted by the design of the LTM 1450-8.1: “The new crane superbly combines the benefits of a long main boom with the power of a crane in the 500-tonne class within the short radius range. The fast set-up time of the LTM 1450-8.1 beats anything else in the 8-axle segment as it is the only crane which can be driven on public roads without having to remove crane components such as the outriggers.”
The answer to constricted sites
Jatz also says that Liebherr’s innovative VarioBase® and VarioBallast® were major criteria behind the purchase because they are a massive advantage, particularly on constricted and inner city sites. He goes on: “Because it can be used so flexibly, the LTM 1450-8.1 supports the versatility of our company. Its variable axle loads to comply with different national regulations make it significantly easier for us to plan jobs.” MSG’s new large crane will primarily be used in industry and for plant construction, erecting construction cranes, wind turbines and port handling work.
Jatz has a few other reasons why he bought a Liebherr crane: “The reliability, quality and good handling of Liebherr cranes also made up our minds. Then there is also the very good service and the fact that the products hold their value so well.”
Over the last few years, MSG Krandienst GmbH has increased its workforce to over 120 at its four sites at Kehl, Kappel-Grafenhausen, Teningen/Freiburg and Strasbourg. The company runs more than 40 mobile cranes with lifting capacities between 40 and 750 tonnes. It also has loading cranes and mobile construction cranes. MSG Krandienst GmbH has been specialising in difficult jobs for more than 25 years. It mainly operates between Karlsruhe and Weil am Rhein, where three federal states join. Its subsidiary “MSG Levage Sarl”, which was founded in 2017 in Strasbourg, means that the South German crane contractor now also has a presence in the French market.
In addition to crane rental, MSG also specialises in heavy haulage and international project logistics. Its staff blend their experience from crane and heavy haulage with shipping solutions to find the best transport packages for its customers and combines them to form multi-modal transport systems.