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AMC adds to electric fleet

UK spider and mini crawler crane rental company AMC has taken delivery of a further three all electric Hoeflon C6e spider cranes from local distributor Foster Cranes. The new units join two all electric C6es as well as six all electric Maeda MC285CB-3 spider cranes added in the past nine months – see: Changes for AMC and More Maeda electrics for AMC.

Offering similar capabilities as the diesel equivalent, the three tonne C6e features a five section 9.5 metre main boom and a 4.3 metre hydraulic luffing jib to offer a maximum tip height of 16.4 metres. It can handle its maximum capacity at 2.05 metres and 211kg at its maximum radius of 14.4 metres.

Powered by lithium phosphate battery pack, the crane can run at 60 percent utilisation for up to eight hours before requiring a recharge. It can also operate while plugged into a 110/240v mains power point to top up the battery pack while in use. AMC was the first company in the UK to take delivery of a Hoeflon spider crane and now runs a fleet of nine units.
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One of AMC's new Hoeflon C6e spider cranes with four Maeda MC285CB-3 spider cranes

Company owner Mark Davenport - who acquired then named A Mini Crane Hire last September (see: New owner for A Mini Crane) - said: “Our mission is to continue innovating as a future-thinking company, so we can provide our customers with more choice, quality and reliability in bespoke lifting solutions. Our new electric cranes will help us achieve this tenfold and I am proud to see the company leading the competition in this arena. Electric cranes are the future of our industry - and AMC is right there at the front.”
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All the new cranes have been given individually named, some after employees

“What the company has achieved in the last 12 months is quite incredible when you consider the challenges we have all faced through the pandemic. We have been brave in our actions by investing in new equipment, creating jobs when other companies made cuts, and bringing our existing fleet bang up to date. Our confidence has paid off and we are now in a position to be excited about how the second half of 2021 progresses - especially now with the new electric fleet in place.”

Established in 2009, AMC offers a fleet of more than 60 spider and mini crawler cranes as well as 80 glazing robots from its locations in London and Liverpool.