CC Global: 2018 Scania P450 8×4 Crane Carrier – The Show’s Gatekeeper

Kuiphuis - Scania P450 - Liebherr LTF 1060-4.1 - 1

A telescopic crane mounted on a standard chassis-cab from a truck manufacturer, that’s something you don’t see often around here. Usually, the entire crane unit rests on a dedicated all-terrain/rough-terrain carrier with four or (much) more wheels and a substantially lower cab.

Kuiphuis - Scania P450 - Liebherr LTF 1060-4.1 - 2

Still, the Kuiphuis company has four of these identical Scanias with a Liebherr LTF 1060-4.1 telescopic crane.

The number (0)60 in the model designation refers to the crane’s maximum lifting capacity in tonnes. That’s 132,000 lbs, in this case.

Kuiphuis - Scania P450 - Liebherr LTF 1060-4.1 - 3

This Scania generation was introduced 20 years ago, the crane carrier has the low P-series cab and is powered by a 12.7 liter inline-six.

Scania PRT series

To put things into perspective, here are from left to right: the mid-size G-series (which arrived in 2007), the P-series, and the full-size/tall R-series.

Evidently, Scania knows a thing or two about modular truck building. Decades of actual experience right there. (photo courtesy of Wikipedia/Liftarn)

Kuiphuis - Scania P450 - Liebherr LTF 1060-4.1 - 4

The 8×4 chassis is rated at a gross vehicle weight of 42 tonnes (92,600 lbs)…

Kuiphuis - Scania P450 - Liebherr LTF 1060-4.1 - 5

…and the whole Scania & Liebherr couple weighs 41,750 kg (92,000 lbs), so what a perfect match this is! (photo courtesy of Kuiphuis/Jelco Stouthandel)

Liebherr LTM 11200-9.1

Now some day, I hope to see the terrifying Liebherr LTM 11200-9.1 in the gatekeeper role. The focal point here is ‘1200’.