Dutch engineering contractor Gebr. De Koning has taken delivery of the first 100 tonne Hitachi-Sumitomo SCX1000A-3 lattice crawler crane in the Netherlands.
Purchased through Hitachi (Europe), the SCX100A-3 lattice crawler crane can be rigged with up to 60 metres of main boom, or a combination of boom and 28 metre jib for a maximum system length of 79 metres. Powered by a stage IIIB complaint engine, the new crane has been ordered with an additional winch and a wider skywalk on its main boom for enhanced safety and easier assembly. The crane will be used to carry out concrete, waterworks and foundation contracts.
Gebr. De Koning managing director Leo van Dijk, said: “We prefer to buy rather than rent our crawler cranes, as they are used on most of our projects. We continue to choose Hitachi, because of the competitive price, high quality and overall reliability of the products. The environment is also of paramount importance, for example when working on a ProRail project the Co2 emissions are carefully monitored and the fuel consumption is also an important factor.”
Based in Papendrecht, Gebr. De Koning handles a number of projects, including the construction of bridges, tunnels and quay walls, as well as subcontracting for house building, utility and civil works. It purchased its first Hitachi crane – a KH100 – in 1978 and currently has a fleet of six Hitachi cranes as well as a number of Hitachi excavators.