First new crane for Hans Frey

German crane rental company Hans Frey Mobilkran has taken delivery of a 70 tonne Tadano HK 70 truck crane, the company’s first new crane having previously only operated second hand cranes.

Mounted on a Volvo truck commercial chassis, the HK 70 features a 41 metre five section main boom plus a 15.8 metre two section swing away extension to provide a maximum tip height of 56.8 metres. On arrival the crane went straight out on its first job assembling an eight tonne cellar wall.

Managing director Hans Frey, said: “Often sites of the jobs are quite far from each other and I’m never on site more than one to two days. So for me the only option was a high speed solution from Tadano. It really saves me a lot in operating costs. It has low fuel consumption and on my routes, I can really get moving and thanks to both the spacious cabs, driving and operating the crane are very easy. I don’t need any permits for single routes and if I have to cross any bridges, I meet those requirements with the crane, too. It makes work so much easier.”
(L-R) Markus Gruner of Tadano with Alexandra and Johann Frey with daughter Katharina Frey and Markus Reither of Tadano

Founded in 2000, Hans Frey Mobilkran is based in Mauern and operates throughout Bavaria, southern Germany.


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