Liebherr has confirmed it will add a 750 tonne all terrain crane to its range and revealed the name of the model. The LTM 1750 will feature a 9-axle chassis and will be launched towards the end of 2011. No other specifications are currently available, but speaking to IC earlier this year, Ulrich Hamme, managing director at Liebherr-Werk Ehingen, explained the reasons behind its production. “We have a very successful 500 tonne crane [LTM 1500-8.1], and the LTM 11200-9.1, meaning we have a gap concerning load capacity and cost. Customers all over the world have asked for an additional model between these two, so we started to discuss and design and now we are on the way to introducing this machine.” The crane is effectively a step up from the LTM 1500 – 8.1, rather than a smaller version of the 1,200 tonne capacity LTM 11200-9.1, explained Hamme, and is designed to cater for larger prefabricated modules and other increasingly big loads. “Components are growing – there is a demand for bigger modules.” Hamme added.