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BKL mobile cranes on a special mission.

Munich, May 2019 – Our mobile cranes are in high demand at the beginning of May when the maypoles are raised in Bavaria. Often painted in white and blue, the colours of the Bavarian flag, the trees dominate the towns and villages, particularly in rural areas. They represent the return of spring. The trees are traditionally hoisted by hand using wooden poles. Nowadays, a mobile crane is often used for safety reasons. Round slings protect the maypole from damage while it is being raised.

The Picture Shows one of BKL’s LTM 1070-4.2 secures the a maypole with its mast, extended to approximately 50 metres, and 10.7 tonnes of ballast.

Crane: LTM 1070-4.2

Frost protection for King Ludwig II’s palace garden, Chiemsee, Bavaria.

Every autumn the park next to this magnificent building on the island in Chiemsee is made ready for winter. This includes protecting the fountains there from frost. A LTM 1060-3.1 owned by BKL Baukran Logistik GmbH in Munich was driven to the largest of the Bavarian lakes with the job of hoisting large scaffold hoods over these fountains, some of which are enormous. Before dawn, the mobile crane rolled onto the cargo ferry, which safely transported the crane to Herreninsel.
Since the mobile crane had to be assembled outside the giant drained water basins, a radius of 24 metres was required to erect the scaffold elements, which weighed over two tonnes. The driver had extended the boom on his mobile crane to 45 metres for this purpose to lower the loads over the fountains, measuring up to 13 metres in height. This required the crane control system to execute manoeuvres with millimetre precision as the scaffold components had to be positioned from a suspended position on the elements which had already been installed and then connected to them.
Press release Liebherr

Service Engineer – a job for real heroes.

Daniel and his team battle the wind, weather and traffic jams to assemble a tower crane in a race against time.

"Working Hero" Episode:


Flying high once again: at our stand in the Outdoor Exhibition Area south, we presented the brand new, fast-erecting tower crane CM 415, which takes the BKL System Cattaneo fleet to a whole new level with adjustable hook heights and a maximum load capacity of 5 tonnes. Moreover, together with Comansa, we showcased the flat-top tower crane 21LC1050, now available to rent in BKL's fleet of cranes.
Our bauma page holds further highlights in store, from mobile cranes to our video, entitled "Working Hero by bauma", which follows a BKL team as they assemble a tower crane, along with reports on all aspects of bauma 2019.

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