Chinese crane manufacturer XCMG has delivered the first 55 tonne XCG55TE telescopic crawler crane in Europe.
The new crane was sold and delivered by XCMG’s Bulgarian dealer, Ingconsult, for work on the TurkStream pipeline project, a natural gas pipeline running from the Russian Federation to Turkey. The 55 tonner is the first XCMG tele crawler to be fully compliant with the European Machinery directive 2006/42/EC and includes a five section 41 metre main boom, plus a 9.5 to 16 metres bi-fold swingaway extension, with 15 and 30 degree offsets.
The overall stowed width of the European machine 3.36 metres, with an extended overall width of 4.8 metres. Total counterweight includes 17 tonnes on the superstructure and 5.2 tonnes of carbody counterweight, it can take its 55 tonne maximum capacity to 3.5 metres, handle 3.5 tonnes at 20 metres radius, or 500kg at 42 metres radius. The crane can also travel with its maximum capacity.
The XCG55TE is one of a six model line up of XCMG telescopic-crawler cranes, that ranges from 25 to 220 tonnes. The plan now is to obtain CE certification for the 60, 100 and 130 tonne All Terrain cranes along with its 85, 130 and 260 tonne lattice crawlers