Liebherr Mobile Construction Cranes Tackle Building Retrofit


Three Liebherr mobile construction cranes have been in action as part of an administrative building retrofit in Neckarsulm. In addition to several steel elements, a MK 140 hoisted several air conditioning units onto the five-storey building. A MK 88 and a MK 100 were also involved in the construction project.

Space was extremely limited throughout the project, consequently the mobile construction cranes were very much in demand: These cranes are able to get really close to the building in question, are easy to transfer from one location to another and have a height-adjustable elevating operator's cab, ensuring the load is always in view.

Navigating access with a MK 140 was a challenge in itself. Otto Lindlar from the technical field service team at Wiesbauer GmbH und Co. KG measured this exactly in advance. “There was only around 15 cm of space to the left and right of the crane and there wasn’t much space to play with in terms of height either. The five-axle crane just managed to fit through,” he says.