Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH

The Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH is the global leader in the manufacture of mobile cranes. Its product range includes highly modern telescopic and lattice boom cranes on wheeled and crawler chassis. Providing a range of more than 40 different crane models, the goal is to set benchmarks with regards to quality, functionality, safety and to ensure high equipment availability in use. Today six mobile cranes are delivered to customers throughout the world every day from Ehingen. For the workforce of around 3,460 employees, the plant in Ehingen/Donau, South Germany, provides attractive jobs with a wide ranges of tasks.

Military vehicles: Recovery cranes and armoured mobile cranes

The recovery crane G-BKF is an armoured recovery crane on a four-axle mobile crane chassis. It has excellent off-road capability and great manoeuvrability. The G-BKF can be used flexibly and economically since it is equipped both to hoist loads and to recover vehicles. Its 20.9m telescopic boom enables the G-BKF to handle loads up to 20t in weight quickly and precisely. Its two recovery winches and towing device at the rear enable it to recover and tow a wide range of different vehicles.

The armoured mobile crane G-LTM 1090-4.2 is a four-axle mobile crane derived from the standard LTM 1090-4.2 version with an armoured driver’s cabin and an armoured crane cabin. It has a 35.7m telescopic boom and a recovery winch at the rear. The focus of both vehicles is on the protection of passengers. To meet the high requirements in this respect, Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH worked with Rheinmetall, the leading European supplier of military equipment, on the armoured driver’s cabins and armoured crane cabs. The driver’s cabins protect the crew from ballistic, mine and IED threats and also feature an NBC ventilation system. The superstructure cab protects the crane driver from ballistic threats during crane operations. The two cabins are identical for the G-LTM and G-BKF vehicles.

Customer-oriented product development

Mobile cranes made by Liebherr satisfy the widest range of demands in applications on all continents. During continuous optimization of products the focus is on needs of customers. To ensure the functionality, safety, and availability of its machines, the plant invests heavily in research and development. Key technologies are developed inhouse like VarioBase, VarioBallast or the intelligent crane control LICCON.