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New control system and cab redesign highlight Liebherr mobile crane update

A mobile crane on a road in front of fields.
The LTM 1300-6.4 mobile crane from Liebherr is being updated with the LICCON3 control system. Liebherr

A third model of the Liebherr LTM mobile crane line is being updated with a new design and the LICCON3 control system, adding a 300-tonne crane to the mix.

The LTM 1300-6.4 retains all of the performance parameters and lifting capacity of its predecessor, the LTM 1300-6.3 - the key changes are to the driver's cabin and crane cab, and the addition of the LICCON3 control system.

The LTM 1300-6.3 was introduced in 2022. A six-axle crane, it has a 90-metre telescopic boom and is designed for use as a fast-erecting, high-capacity crane that can handle great hoist heights and steep boom angles.

With the addition of the third-generation LICCON (Liebherr Computed Control) system, the LTM 1300-6.4 benefits from completely new software and programming language as well as a faster data bus, significantly more memory, and higher computing power. Crane operators familiar with the previous control system will quickly and easily familiarize with the new version.

Proven hardware components like the BTT mobile operating and display unit have been adopted. Touchscreen functions on the large new display in the superstructure cab make the system easier and more comfortable to control. The way in which the information is shown has also been revised and simplified. In addition, LICCON3 cranes are prepared for telemetry and fleet management standard. In the future, crane contractors will be able to view and evaluate all relevant data using the MyLiebherr customer portal.

The new driver's cabin uses premium materials and delivers a range of improvements for drivers. Features include the new multifunction steering wheel, side roller blind on the driver's door, improved instruments and modules, as well as new displays. Convenience items include a central locking system with remote key and the "coming and leaving home" function.

A new, modern automatic heating and air conditioning system in both driver's and crane operator's cabs ensures high comfort. A sun sensor detects strong sunshine and automatically adjusts the heating. Lighting packages for the crane cab, superstructure, vehicle rear, front headlights, and the telescopic boom - as well as the lattice fly jib - have been optimized and can be operated with LEDs.

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