29.11.2004

Davies purchases new Sumitomo

Camarthen-based Davies Crane Hire has supplied the UK’s first Hitachi Sumitomo SCX900-2 hydraulic crawler crane to Morrison Construction after purchasing the unit through Hitachi Sunitomo UK distributor NRC Plant. The crane represents the first of Hitachi Sunitomo’s completely redesigned 90-tonne class units. The main boom capability is 60-metres with a maximum combination of 48-metre main boom and 28-metre fly-jib.

Hitachi Sumitomo SCX900-2


Modifications include the fitting of multi-plate wet disks rather than conventional clutches on the unit’s main winches, which according to Davies gives a much greater capacity drum and smoother operation. The unit is also fitted with 26-millimetre diameter hoist ropes with a maximum line pull of 20 tonnes. A new negative brake system is also said to reduce operator fatigue and enhance safety. Other features include a redesigned air-conditioned cab and a newly designed load moment indicator.

The unit is currently under hire to Morrison Construction at Llanelli lifting rebar and concrete where it is assisting in the construction of a 5,500 cubic metre under ground storm water tank.

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