The Liebherr 350-tonner replaces drying cylinder in a German paper factory.The drying cylinder in a paper machine at the Mondi paper factory in the Bavarian town of Raubling that weighed nearly 15 tonne, had to be lifted out and to be replaced by a new one. The problem was that the nearest suitable place for a mobile crane was 46 m away from the machine. This was the opportunity for the new LTM 1350-6.1 operated by Schmidbauer to prove what it could do. The assembly team very rapidly fitted out the 350-tonner with a hundred tonne of ballast and a luffing jib 42 m long. Then, with fine sensitivity, the Liebherr mobile crane set about moving the heavy loads through the narrow opening in the factory roof.It had only been a few days before this that Managing Director Werner Schmidbauer and Purchasing Manager Hermann Setzmüller officially took charge of the new mobile crane at the Liebherr plant in Ehingen. “With the LTM 1350-6.1, we are expanding our fleet. It’s the most powerful crane in its class, and at 70 m in length the telescopic boom is a very definite move forward in this segment. With the new Liebherr crane, we can cover the requirements when it comes to moving really heavy loads, and it’s also very well-suited for operations in the wind power sector, for example, when it comes to moving the wind power components around and the maintenance of the systems,” Werner Schmidbauer explains. The pure quality of Liebherr cranes and the excellent service were other factors that convinced them. As Hermann Setzmüller says, “With Liebherr, the whole package simply fits perfectly, from the product through to the service.”The Schmidbauer Group, with a workforce of 500 personnel, operates a total of 250 cranes. These include telescopic cranes with lifting capacities up to 700 tonne and crawler cranes that can handle up to 1,250 tonne. Schmidbauer maintains 22 locations in Germany, which means they can support their customers with the expertise needed, at any time and with maximum flexibility, while project business goes far beyond the bounds of Germany as well.