LIEBHERR LTM 1070-4.1 MOBILE CRANE
by: Steven Downes
The model is an update to the previously released LTM1060-2 and
shares the same castings with the exception of the boom and rear
The four axles feature working steering allowing tight radius
turning and crab steer modes with detailed rubber tyres with an
authentic tread pattern. The four outriggers are made of plastic
and slide out easily with screw adjustable pads which can be
lowered to raise the wheels off the ground.
The main boom has an additional telescoping section than the
LTM1060-2 and the rear counterweight is a little larger, featuring
plastic screw fittings which allow the separate counterweight to be
fastened to the rear frame. The crane cab has a replicated interior
with the ability to tilt by about 25 degrees. The front cab has
small holes drilled into the door frames for the addition of the
plastic mirrors which push into the holes. This is another nice
addition on the model which adds to the realism.
The model also comes with boom mounted, two section lattice jib
which fastens to the side of the boom by using the two plastic
brackets that fit to the cast lugs on the boom side which help to
keep the jib firmly in place. two metal pins are provided to
connect the jib to the boom head. This is a very welcomed update of
a great original.