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NEW CRANES FOR YOUR PROJECTS.

Hire the most suitable crane for your project at any time. We permanently broaden our crane park by new cranes and modern technology - for example:

» All-terrain loading crane: BKL Rosenheim with new PK 78002-SH on all-wheel vehicle with 21 tonnes maximum load capacity.

» New at BKL Hildesheim: the MK mobile construction crane MK 88-4.1

» Mobile cranes from 30 to 700 tonnes now available to hire: the latest addition to the BKL fleet and the first of its kind in Germany: the LTM 1650-8.1 with a maximum lifting capacity of 700 tonnes.

You are interested in our new arrivals? Please contact us:
info@bkl.de or 0800 997 1200.
Company

The best lift of the year: BKL wins IC TopLift 2020.

In the voting, the BKL crane operation at Linderhof Castle collected the most votes and prevailed against strong competition.
No surprise, because BKL showed full crane service on this special project: for the renovation of the royal castle in the Bavarian Alps, the experts from the tower crane hire company in Munich provided a 90 EC-B for lifting the façade parts as well as an all-terrain fast-erecting crane that was also able to cope with the slope. After completing the work, the team dismantled the top slewing crane in record time using an LTM 1350-6.1 mobile crane across the castle. To finish the job at the monument as quickly as possible, the crane specialists used a PK92002-SH as an auxiliary crane and several BKL trucks.
The vote was conducted by the international trade magazine "International Cranes and Specialized Transport".

Further information:
Report in the International Cranes and Specialised Transport magazine

Image Source: Willi Wilhelm / LIEBHERR
Company

BKL HONORED BY BAVARIAN MINISTRY OF ECONOMICS.

The "Bavaria's Best 50" award honors companies that have achieved outstanding growth in the number of their employees and their sales over the last five years. The award from the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs was presented on December 11. Minister of Economic Affairs Hubert Aiwanger particularly praised the innovative strength and willingness to perform of all the award-winning companies. More Information
Current events

THE NEW POWERHOUSE: THE FIRST 700-TONNE HEAVY-DUTY CRANE.

Germany's first LTM 1650-8.1 is now available to hire at BKL. The new mobile crane combines a maximum load capacity of 700 tonnes and a maximum lifting height of 151 meters with minimal space requirement. Not only does it offer rapid assembly, it complements BKL's crane fleet in the upper segment.

The crane was handed over at the Liebherr plant in Ehingen. BKL Managing Director Jörg Hegestweiler (pictured left) received the symbolic key from Christoph Kleiner (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen, on the right). The LTM 1650-8.1 was put into service immediately.

Further Information about the crane handover:
Press release of the Liebherr plant Ehingen

Company

EVEN HIGHER.

BKL is a major player in the international crane industry – as shown by the annual IC Towers Ranking of khl group. With over 500 construction cranes, ranging from carpenter's cranes to 1050 metric tonnes cranes, we are one of the world's largest suppliers of tower cranes. In 2020 we climb two ranks up to 15th place.

In July, BKL also maintained its position in the crane hire ranking of the specialist publisher Vertikal.net. BKL Baukran Logistik GmbH, with its more than 600 cranes, is once again far ahead in the top 10 tower crane rental companies in 2020 (5th place) and in the top 20 mobile crane rental companies (8th place).

More information about the ranking of Vertikal.net:
Report in issue 375 of Kran & Bühne

CURRENT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD.

BKL has been recertified in terms of quality and safety. Current certificates DIN EN ISO 9001 and SCCP (Safety Certificate Contractors - unrestricted certificate petrochemistry) for download.

Job report

CRANE MEETS CLASSICAL MUSIC.

For an unforgettable musical performance in a height of around 60 metres in January, thinking out of the box was in demand for the Munich mobile crane scheduling department. The special thing about it: At the music performance "Piano Vertical" the Swiss artist Alain Roche combines the soft strains of the piano with the harsh sounds of construction - while he and his instrument are suspended vertically under a moving crane.

The project posed two challenges for BKL's crane experts: overcoming obstacles almost 55 metres high, while ensuring maximum safety, including insurance.
The BKL team's solution was to use an MK 140. Configured with 9 tonnes of additional ballast and 45° angle position, the mobile construction crane achieved the radius of 40 metres and the hook height of 75.5 metres required to lift the artist and his specially adapted piano over the 33 and 54.1-metre buildings.

As BKL was the only crane supplier able to meet the high safety standards of the project, the contract was awarded without further ado. There was just one request from the Whitebox organisers that the team did not fulfil: for safety reasons, the artist was not lifted over the audience, who were sat in deckchairs and equipped with headphones. Nonetheless, with consummate skill, the BKL crane operator still managed to achieve the planned "thrill factor": by slowly swinging Alain Roche right in front of the spectators, he allowed them to get as close to the recital as possible.

Technical drawing (Piano Vertical/ Copyright Alain Roche).

BKL Crane:
Mobile construction crane MK 140

Image source:
Ivana Bilz/ Festival Out Of The Box 2020
Ralf Dombrowski/ Festival Out Of The Box 2020

VIDEO: SPECIAL JOB FOR MK140.

Video

Service Engineer – a job for real heroes.

Our "Working Heroes": Daniel and his team battle wind, weather and traffic jams to assemble a tower crane in a race against time.

Watch the Video on
Video Icon YouTube.
Like and share. WATCH WORKING HERO-EPISODE

App.

Our German app 'Mein BKL' offers numerous useful, crane-related functions and services while on the go. Find the right tower or mobile crane, plus the technical specifications, for your building requirements, your personal BKL lift contact or tailored crane services – easy, free of charge and at the touch of a button.

Available for iOS (from version 10) and Android (from version 5.0)

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