US-based crane and access rental company ALL Erection & Crane Rental has ordered 15 units of Tadano’s 50 tonne GR-550XL Rough Terrain cranes as well as two 400 tonne ATF400G-6 All Terrain cranes. The two 400G-6s, which will be based at the company’s Chicago and ALL Canada branches, feature a five section 60 metre main boom and a 76 metre luffing jib, offering a maximum under hook height of 122 metres. It is capable of lifting 360 tonnes at a three metre radius and taking 54.6 tonnes to 20 metres. The GR-550XLs feature a 34.7 metre main boom … [Read more...]
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Tadano has reported its nine month results, which show revenues up 15 percent for the year, while profits have risen more than 43 percent. Total revenues for the nine months were ¥145.1 billion ($1.2 billion), 15 percent higher than last year, which was made up principally as follows: Mobile cranes ¥97.4 billion ($822 million) - up 18.5 percent, Loader Cranes ¥15.2 billion ($128 million), Aerial work platforms ¥11.3 billion ($95.3 million). Mobile crane sales in Japan increased 33 percent to ¥29.7 billion ($250.6 million), while … [Read more...]
Ghanaian rental company Mobicrane has taken delivery of the first 400 tonne Grove GMK6400 All Terrain crane in Africa, from local distributor Paterson Simons. The six-axle GMK6400 has become the rental company’s flagship crane, with its 60 metre main boom and a 134 metre maximum tip height, when combined with its 79 metre luffing jib. Features include a 12x8 drivetrain, Grove’s self-rigging Mega WingLift system and a single superstructure mounted engine, driving the carrier through a drive line that passes through the slew ring. The … [Read more...]
UK-based crane rental and heavy haulage specialist Coussens has taken delivery of a Terex Challenger 3160 all terrain crane. The three-axle all terrain is the fifth Terex model to join the company’s fleet. It has a 55 tonne capacity, a 50 metre single-cylinder telescopic boom and a capacity of 35.6 tonnes at four metres radius. The all terrain has a 6.8 tonne counterweight and can operate under the 12 tonne axle load limit. Paul Coussens, Coussens owner, said, “When other cranes need triple or quadruple reeving, the Challenger does the … [Read more...]
Spotted in Japan, a couple of the new six axle 300 tonne Tadano All Terrain cranes designated the ATF 300G-6 - which would fit into the product line between the current ATF 220G-5 and the ATF400G-6. The new crane of which we have few details at this stage, looks like a lighter version of the 400G-6, with the same chassis and 60 metre main boom, but a different counterweight configuration. The 300 has a maximum of 78 tonnes, while the 400 has 138 tonnes. The difference can be seen on the stability part of the chart, particularly at long … [Read more...]
Construction company TweWe-Bau put a Sennebogen 673 telescopic boom crawler crane to work on the development of a new slipway in Neuharlingersiel, Germany. During the first stages of construction, the crawler was used to place 21 metre long sheet pile sections prior to them being driven into the ground at a later stage. Challenges for the crane include operating in up to one metre of water and working in a tidal environment. The crane was leased from service and sales partner Tecklenborg Baumaschine. Capacity is 70 tonnes and its … [Read more...]
Crane service provider I&H Kran Transport Montage Service, based in Germany, added a 6-axle Tadano ATF 400G-6 all terrain crane to its fleet. Nils Laumann, I&H member of the management, said, “Normally, such a lifting capacity is only provided by 7-axle machines, which restricts flexibility enormously. The ATF 400G-6 takes us through all roundabouts in our core area and need not be accompanied by escort vehicles. “As we keep our fleet permanently up to date, the resale value of the cranes is essential. With the two engines, I can verify … [Read more...]
Crane service provider Daum HKS in Germany has added a 5-axle Tadano ATF 110G-5 all terrain crane to its fleet. Jürgen Klee, Daum HKS managing director, said, “Our decision for the ATF 100G-5 has proved to be worthwhile. The crane is capable of much more performance than you would expect from such a vehicle based on work experience. “Due to the dual-engine concept, Tadano cranes are perceptibly more economical and extremely powerful - even without additional counterweight, which can be noticed especially when such a crane is used as … [Read more...]
FESCO, Ltd. purchased two new ATF 180G-5 cranes from TADANO America. The ATF 180G-5 has a capacity of 200 tons and a maximum lift height of 324 feet. FESCO, Ltd, a Texas-based oilfield service company, plans to use the all-terrain cranes in a variety of ways. The ATF 180G-5 features cameras on the main and auxiliary winches. … [Read more...]