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17.06.2011

Can you identify this crane?

Following the successful identification of an old Bay City crane last week, another reader has asked if any of our readers know who made what was a famous crane/come wrecker mounted on a Magirus chassis.
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Two Toman cranes on a recovery job


He has sent two photos one form Finland where a unit owned by rental company Toman is working in conjunction with what looks like an early Demag. The other photo shows a restored or new crane owned by the US army.
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The crane in US Army uniform


The crane was also made into a model by Matchbox in the early 1960’s but it was labelled as a Magirus crane. Matchbox model number 30.
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Lesney made a Matchbox model of the crane


If you can help please comment or email uslink[mailto:editor@vertikal.net](Editor@vertikal.net)

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vertikal editor
More information has come in via email, it seems that there was also a KW16 - 16 tonner and possibly a KW20 although it had a different boom.
Many of the units were sold to German Fire Services and some have been restored. A 1961 Matchbox model in yellow was sold at auction for £7,475.
Ed

Jun 18, 2011

vertikal editor
Yes we have had other very rapid responses and have seen definitive proof that it is indeed a Magirus Uranus KW15 built in Ulm, Germany form 1956 apparently.
Many thanks
Mark

Ed

Jun 17, 2011


Possibly a "Uranus KW15" ????

Jun 17, 2011
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