Liebherr delivers new MK 88-4.1 mobile construction crane in Italy

Staff Report,

21 Dec 2021

New four-axle model suitable for inner-city construction jobs with hybrid power concept, high manoeuvrability and adjustability

Liebherr delivers new MK 88-4.1 mobile construction crane in Italy

A new Liebherr MK 88-4.1 mobile construction crane has joined the fleet of Italian transport and crane company F.lli Zanoletti S.p.A., where it will come in useful for assignments in densely built-up areas, for which the crane is ideally suitable.

The flexible, four-axle MK 88-4.1 is designed for one-person handling and has an ecological and future-oriented hybrid power concept, enabling all-electric operation. According to Liebherr, the crane can be used in a variety of jobs where time and space are both in short supply. The crane can be brought in to work directly at a building, thanks to its mobility and vertical tower, with its infinitely adjustable elevating cabin ensuring the operator always has the load in view.

At the official handover, Bortolo and Edoardo Zanoletti, managing directors, F.lli Zanoletti, were both of the opinion that Liebherr stands for “quality, comprehensive service support and reliable availability of spare parts”, according to an announcement b the manufacturer. The crane rental customer’s fleet now consists of 18 machines, six of which are Liebherr cranes and the new MK 88-4.1 joins five already existing Liebherr LTM mobile cranes.

The MK 88-4.1 also offers a jib head load capacity of 2.2t at a maximum radius of 45m. Liebherr says that Its increased lifting capacities, compared to the MK 88, ensure even greater performance, especially in luffed jib position. Intelligent assistance systems support the crane operator and enable precise and safe working, even in challenging situations.

In addition, low-noise, emission-free operation using site power provides advantages, especially when working at night and on inner-city sites. In cases when a power supply can’t be accessed, independent operation is ensured via an efficient diesel generator.

Two assigned crane operators at Zanoletti received several days of training at Liebherr’s site in Biberach and said their first impression of the new MK 88-4.1 was “extremely positive”, with the crane’s different steering set-ups making it easy to handle out on the road and on tight construction sites, while “its precise operation makes it fast and efficient on site”.

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