Armoured mobile and rescue cranes from Liebherr – first deliveries took place in 2019

The Liebherr mobile and crawler cranes manufacturing plant in Ehingen/Germany

Liebherr, the world market leader for mobile cranes, uses all its vast experience for designing special cranes for military purposes. The military cranes are in demand with the army, air force and navy; they have proven themselves all over the world with repair, resupply and engineering units. In the year 2017 Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH received an order from the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) to deliver a total of 71 armoured mobile and recovery cranes.

G-BKF recovery crane

The G-BKF from Liebherr is an armoured recovery crane on a four-axle mobile crane chassis. It has excellent off-road capability and great manoeuvrability. The use of Liebherr's own "D946TI" diesel engine which develops 400 kW (544 bhp) with the ZF TC-Tronic gearbox with converter and 12 forwards gears and 2 reverse gears provides plenty of power for towing operations.

The G-BKF can be used flexibly and economically since it is equipped both to hoist loads and also to recover vehicles. Its 20.9 metre telescopic boom enables the G-BKF to handle loads up to 20 tonnes in weight quickly and precisely. Its two recovery winches and towing device at the rear enable it to recover a wide range of different vehicles. The G-BKF is designed to be able to rescue and tow the new generation of armoured control and command vehicles, armoured transport vehicles, MULTI FSA (swap body vehicles) and wheeled vehicles which are currently in use whilst the operating personnel is being guarded.

The G-BKF is also capable of providing tactical infantry cover over long distances, providing repair and handling support and of rescue, recovery and emergency aid deployments.

The armoured recovery crane vehicle from Liebherr: G-BKF

The G-LTM 1090-4.2: Armoured mobile crane on four axles

G-LTM 1090-4.2 armoured mobile crane

The G-LTM 1090-4.2 from Liebherr is an armoured mobile crane on a four-axle all-terrain chassis. It has excellent off-road capability and great manoeuvrability. The G-LTM 1090-4.2 is a flexible mobile crane with a powerful 35.7-metre telescopic boom. It can handle loads up to 36.6 tonnes quickly and precisely.

The all-terrain chassis of the G-LTM 1090-4.2 features the very latest chassis and powertrain technology to provide excellent handling even on difficult terrain. A six-cylinder Liebherr diesel engine in the undercarriage, which develops 330 kW and torque of 2,335 Nm, provides the LTM 1090-4.2 with all the power it needs.
For passenger protection the G-LTM 1090-4.2 is equipped with an armoured driver's cabin as well as and armoured crane cabin.

The G-LTM 1090-4.2: Armoured mobile crane on four axles

Customer-oriented product development

Mobile cranes made by Liebherr satisfy the widest range of demands in applications on all continents. During continuous optimization of products the focus is on needs of customers. To ensure the functionality, safety, and availability of its machines, the plant invests heavily in research and development. Key technologies are developed inhouse like VarioBase, VarioBallast or the intelligent crane control LICCON.

Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH

Dr.-Hans-Liebherr-Straße 1

89584 Ehingen/Donau


Phone: +49 7391 502-0

Fax: +49 7391 502-3399